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Blood sample, conservation and collection - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   hello sir
Doctor :   hi
User :   nice to meet u
Doctor :   how can i help you XXXX?
User :   sir i want to ask how long u can preserve blood sample
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details of the patient-Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Weight and Height: Dependents: Yes/ No.
User :   26 male employeed no 65 172
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   are you enquiring about a blood sample or stored blood?
User :   like my cousin is living in vilage and he is infected to hiv........if i collect a sample of blood from vill age come back to city for test.........
Doctor :   you need tocollect the blood in a test tube
Doctor :   and keep it standing for a few minutes
Doctor :   but collection and preservation in a bottle from outside
Doctor :   can be non sterile
User :   sir how about if i collect in blood bag
Doctor :   and can lead to contamination
Doctor :   i wouldnt recommend it either
User :   then?
Doctor :   are you a lab technician or a medical person?
User :   well studying medical
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   i suggest that it would be wiser and more prudent not to mention safe to take your relative for testing directly
Doctor :   because firstly there will be chances of contamination
User :   well thats the problem he cant come here and it is conducted by my uncle request
Doctor :   and the exact requirements of the blood sample would be known better to the lab personnel better
User :   25 ml
Doctor :   its better to ask a lab personnel to come and collect a sample
User :   ok
Doctor :   it would require specia equipment like test tube
Doctor :   and there would be more chances of contamination
Doctor :   where are you located?
Doctor :   are you there XXXX?
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