Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Annie's desk

Annie: "Dr. Grumpy's office, this is Annie."

Mr. Blood: "Hi, I have a question about the labs Dr. Grumpy ordered."

Annie: "Sure, what's up?"

Mr. Blood: "It says here the labs are fasting."

Annie: "Yeah, that's standard for what he wants done."

Mr. Blood: "Okay, but am I the one who has to be fasting? Or is it the tech who draws them?"

17 comments:

Andy Syms said...

O. M. G.

Moose said...

http://notalwaysright.com/his-humor-is-a-bit-rusty/37190

Officer Cynical said...

"Actually, everybody involved has to fast, or the labs won't come out right."

ronstew said...

Hey, give him credit for checking, instead of assuming.

Old RPh said...

yeah, you'll notice our lab tech is getting a little chunky.

Stacey Gordon said...

I am amazed that some people manage to live through any given day... given the hazards they must negotiate on the limited brain power they possess.

Anonymous said...

"Does it count if I have a bite of food in my mouth while the blood is being drawn but I don't swallow until it's finished?"

Anonymous said...

"Both. Obamacare requires both providers and patients to observe Ramadan."

bobbie said...

And they vote...

And as ronstew noted, at least he asked.

Anonymous said...

maybe HE has been watching too many trendy vampire movies, and related lab techs being called "vampires"?

The Patient Doc said...

My problem is when they think that since they didn't eat a full meal, only had coffee or juice, or piece of fruit, they are still fasting.

Loren Pechtel said...

I find it amazing that someone could have gotten to the age to be asking such a question without already knowing the answer.

Struck by a Turtle said...

Yes, YOU have to stop shoving food into your mouth long enough for our tech to draw blood, otherwise, Medicare/Medicaid won't pay for the draw.

cliffintokyo said...

Mr Blood is clearly an i-dotter.
Probably works in Regulatory....

Anonymous said...

So my adult sister, who has Down Syndrome, had a blood test that showed a slight polycythemia. My mother and older sister, both medical practitioners, made my poor sister go through extensive testing for Sleep Apnea, which she does not have. Eventually I, a humble veterinarian, pointed out that polycythemia vera is extremely rare and most apparent cases are slight dehydration. 'She is never dehydrated. She drinks hot chocolate every morning.' sniffed my mother. 'Was it a fasting blood test?' "Yes of course.' 'So she didn't have any hot chocolate that morning, then?' ....crickets...

markm said...

Anyone who can ask that question is trying to get through life with only magical thinking.

"And they vote..."

Worse - that could be someone they voted into office.

Anonymous said...

I believe that question deserves a
follow up question: Would you like the tech to be fasting or do you prefer to fast alone?

 
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