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Blood collected in an unsterilized container - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   hi
User :   I had a blood test a few days back
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.
Doctor :   could u type in the report
User :   during the blood collection time, the plastic container which is there b/w the blood sample vial & the needle; there was something red, it may have been blood...can I get any disease due to this
User :   27/M/Single
Doctor :   nope
Doctor :   that is culture media and anti coagulant
Doctor :   it wont cause any disease
Doctor :   this is to keep the blood from clotting and blood wont back flow
User :   ok
Doctor :   when they collect
Doctor :   there is lock mechanism which will prevent the blood from back flow
User :   just a moment
Doctor :   also they use different vial for different patient
Doctor :   nothing to get worried
User :   just a moment
User :   i dont think u understood
Doctor :   the red thing u see in the vial is the anti coagulant
Doctor :   it prevents the blood from clotting
User :   I am not referring to the vial
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   needle is used only once
User :   I am referring to th eplastic container which connects the vial to the syringe
Doctor :   thats what iam trying to say
Doctor :   u need not worry
User :   the plastic container had some blood
Doctor :   it is single use dispoable container
Doctor :   u could have asked the lab attend or pathologist
Doctor :   if that is the case
User :   they were not disposing them off! they were re-using it!!!
Doctor :   only on examination of the so called container
Doctor :   one can say what it was
User :   in general can exposure to non-live human pose a problem??
Doctor :   anything else u want to know about
Doctor :   i didnt get you
Doctor :   please specify what u want to know
User :   I mean say some blood of a human has fallen into a plastic box & i touch that blood from an area which has a cut, can I get a disease??
Doctor :   u mean to say HIV isit
Doctor :   if it is blood and u have open wound or cut wound
Doctor :   u can get the infection
User :   any disease - HIV/Hepatitis, etc
Doctor :   r u assuming and telling ?
User :   asking
Doctor :   if it is infected blood and u have open wound or cut wound then u might get the infection
Doctor :   chances of getting infection are there
Doctor :   anything else u want to know about
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