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30 vials for Dr. Braverman... what??

June 20 2012 at 2:15 PM
Hadas  (no login)


Hi everyone,
I forgot if anyone here has ever done a consult with Dr. Braverman, but we did this past Friday (re. possible immune issues).

It was really, really interesting and I actually felt like we were on an episode of House. I won't go into all of the details because there are too many, but anyway, the lab they work with in Boston called today to say that they received the bloodwork order. Normally, they send a local phlebotomist to the patients' house, but because they'll need to draw 30 VIALS from me, they prefer that I go to a local lab, etc, etc.

30 VIALS! This sounds like a lot to me. Is it or am I just overreacting? I've never donated blood. I'm on the petite size and always heard that there was a weight minimum for donating blood and I'm right around the weight that I've heard (though I don't know if it's true) and I'm terrified that 30 vials is way too much and that I'll faint.

Has anyone does this? How bad is it?

Thanks for your help,

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  1. that sounds right! (de mentioned) - Nancy on Jun 20, 2:49 PM
    1. What if you've already had most of the tests done? - Sara Q on Jun 20, 3:00 PM
      1. Re: What if you've already had most of the tests done? - Nancy on Jun 20, 3:09 PM
        1. Thanks! - Sara Q on Jun 20, 3:22 PM
          1. i think they hav ea waiting list - Nancy on Jun 20, 3:27 PM
            1. Thanks! - Sara Q on Jun 20, 3:30 PM
              1. One more thing - Nancy on Jun 20, 3:55 PM
    2. Thank you!! (past success mentioned) - Hadas on Jun 20, 3:01 PM
      1. Re: Thank you!! (past success mentioned) - Nancy on Jun 20, 3:17 PM
  2. Blood draw suggestions... - Sara H on Jun 21, 10:09 AM
    1. Thank you... - Hadas on Jun 21, 10:38 AM
      1. Oh, darn... - Sara H on Jun 21, 3:04 PM
        1. Just curious... What is the weight suggestion? N/t - Hadas on Jun 21, 6:06 PM
          1. I was ... - Sara H on Jun 22, 8:07 AM
            1. Ah, now I'm worried! - Hadas on Jun 23, 10:26 PM
              1. the amount is less than donating - Nancy on Jun 25, 8:15 AM
    2. Ditto on water! - Laura on Jun 21, 1:36 PM
  3. Spoke to lab - Hadas Kadoch on Jun 21, 1:49 PM
    1. totally depends i guess - Nancy on Jun 21, 3:56 PM
      1. Thank you again! n/t - Hadas on Jun 21, 7:22 PM
  4. Maybe he'll send over Edward Cullen over to get it ;) (nt) - Alli on Jun 21, 4:00 PM
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