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Home Phlebotomy
HomePhlebo 

Home Phlebotomy service provides an alternative solution for our homecare partners and their patients. Home Phlebotomy service is handy for patients who are bed-bound or physically challenged to travel to the hospitals or medical centres for their regular blood tests.  Our phlebotomists collect patients’ blood specimens at the comfort of their homes at the request of our healthcare partners. Using customised transport bags, our phlebotomists protect the integrity of the specimen and have them delivered back to our nearest laboratory for analysis within the shortest period. 

 Types of Tests 

  1.  Common Tests: 
  2.  Chemistry 
  3.  Microbiology 
  4.  Urine Chemistry 
  5.  Haematology 
  6.  Panel Tests 
  7.  Immunoassay 

 

Preparation 

Fasting Tests  

Most of the tests do not require fasting, unless stated. Below are the common tests which require fasting: 

  •  Glucose  
  •  Oral Glucose Tolerance test (OGTT test)  
  •  Lipid Panel (total cholesterol, HDL-cholesterol, LDL-cholesterol & Triglycerides) 
  •  Hypertensive Panel (inclusive of glucose, lipid panel, creatinine, electrolytesand albumin-creatinine ratio) 
  •  Diabetes Monitoring Panel (inclusive of lipid panel, glucose, HbA1c, creatinine, electrolytes, and albumin-creatinine ratio) 

 

Fasting Duration 

Venous Plasma Glucose 

  • Fast for at least 8 hours (8 to 12 hours recommended) 
  • Patients can drink plain water throughout the night and in the morning of test (to avoid dehydration, ketouria) 
  • Patients can take anti-hypertensive medication in the morning of test with plain water (to avoid excessively high BP due to delay in medication). 

Diabetes Monitoring Panel / Hypertensive Panel / Lipid Panel 

  • Fast for  at least 8 hours (8-12 hours recommended) 
  • Patients can drink plain water throughout the night and in the morning of test (to avoid dehydration, ketouria) 
  • Patients can take anti-hypertensive medication on morning of test with plain water (to avoid excessively high BP due to delay in medication) 
  • Omit insulin and oral anti-diabetic agents 

 

Doctor/ Healthcare Partner Information> 

Prior appointment is needed for home phlebotomy service. A Laboratory Request Form or a memorandum is required.  The Request Form or memorandum must be duly signed by a Medical Practitioner with the following information: 

  • Name of the referring doctor  
  • Name, address and contact number of clinic 

Collection of Results 

The result will be despatched to your referring doctor/ healthcare partner within 3-14 working days. 

Payment 

 Referring doctor/ healthcare partner will be billed as accordingly.

  

  

  

Last Updated 24 January 2018