Are polysythemia (sp?) blood cells enlarged like this? And isn't that a disorder of the spleen? Don't the large blood cells "thicken" the blood?
I always watch and count the number of tubes they set out for my blood draws. IF there are more than 3-4 I always ask that they use a "butterfly" for the draw. I've had as many as 8 tubes drawn from one "stick". I don't find the "stick" or the actual draw uncomfortable BUT quite often when changing tubes on the syrnge it can be fairly uncomfortable from the needle bumping the vein around and that doesn't happen w/the "butterfly".
It is often surprising to me how many different blood tests can be done off just TWO tubes.
My computer says I need to upgrade my brain to be compatible with its new software.