What is a blood draw?

    A blood draw is a when a blood sample is taken, usually for analysis. For this study, we will be looking at the following markers:

    • Red Blood Cells
    • White Blood Cells
    • Hemoglobin
    • Hematocrit
    • Platelet Count
    • Glucose
    • HbA1c
    • Insulin
    • Triglycerides
    • HDLC
    • Total Cholesterol
    • Alanine Transaminase
    • Albumin
    • Alkaline Phosphatase
    • GGT
    • Total Bilirubin
    • Total Protein
    • Iron
    • Phosphorus
    • Blood Urea Nitrogen
    • Uric Acid
    • Amylase
    • Calcium
    • Magnesium
    • Chloride
    • CO2
    • Sodium

    What can I expect during the blood draw?

    The procedure is usually brief and uneventful. The researcher will begin by gently pressing his or her fingers against your skin to locate the best vein. Then he or she will don gloves, clean the area with an alcohol pad, tie a tourniquet around your upper arm to increase blood flow, ask you to make a fist, and insert the needle.

    Afterward, you will also have the option to receive the report of the blood markers.