Is drawing of blood from a new born infant safe? - Online Doctor Chats
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Hello Doctor. I am XXXX and the query is about my son who is 5 days old.
congratulations on the arrival of your baby
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I am just nervous about collecting blood from a 5 day old baby.
can you please help me understand if this is normal and how much blood will be collected? and if the baby will have any reactions (if at all)?
There is nothing to be nervous about. In fact, new borns just a few hours old also, we do take samples for testing
This is normal to collect blood sample in a new born
no harm in it
oh ok. for the above 4 tests, typically how much blood will be taken? and from which part of the body will it be taken
Around 4 to 5 ml would be collected
No reactions as such to the baby
the blood would be drawn from the vein in the hands or the feet or the heels
great. and also the clinic is 30-45 mins away. i am hoping the travel is fine (in a car). can you please confirm?
yes, it is fine
ok, thanks much doctor. just wanted to alleviate my fears before going ahead with the test. this is very helpful
nothing to be worried about
Please go ahead as suggested
Wish your baby a very good health
perfect, thanks again doctor. as always, this facility is just amazing. to get expert advise real time. :)
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Good year ahead
Bye for now
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