Skip to comments.Uses For Phlebotomy Certification
Posted on 03/06/2011 11:42:11 PM PST by Niuhuru
I would like to know if there are any such businesses that draw blood, send it to labs, then collect the results. I know hospitals do, but would it at all be possible that someone could open their own one man business that collects blood as a phlebotomist, then delivers the blood themselves, and then gets the results back, then mails the results to the client. I thought that would be something to ponder with the rest of the world collapsing.
I am sure there are MANY state & federal laws you’d have to hurdle over.
No expert here, but quality control and HIPPA issues might rear their heads.
Nobody says you have to do it legally.
There are those that won’t ask questions.
Ummm...the lab will most certainly "ask questions."
You just need to pick the right lab.
Since labs won’t accept blood drawn from other then the certified they charge about $50-$100 dollars to come to your home to draw and then deliver it.
Question is whether there is enough demand and whether the labs connected with medical centers would not fight back if it cut into their income.
Underground labs for blood work? I don't think so. Good luck to them finding the money for equipment, for starters.
When I got life insurance, the guy drew some blood right there on the spot for a blood test. Apparently in Georgia they can be trained and licensed to do that.
Find or start a plasma center.
I'm betting, though, that the guy who drew your blood never saw or provided you with your results.
There are a ton of places that do nothing but drawing blood for various labwork, such as employment drug testing, medical tests, and so on. Places like Labcorp and Concentra do this. Some might even offer franchises, or the option to open a new location if you have the managerial experience too.
Quest Diagnostics is another one.
>>Quest Diagnostics is another one.<<
As is LabCorp.
The two are nationwide companies that do what the OP is asking.
Google both (I have used both).
See my post #14
In many states it’s illegal to release blood test results directly to the patient, only a doctor is allowed to do that.
See this link:
Many towns have drug testing labs, I am sure some even use Phlebotomists. You could also try and get a paying job with UHS or the Red Cross too.
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