Blood tests

What is involved in taking blood samples for analysis at home

Blood tests have a wide range of uses and are one of the most common types of medical tests.

For example, a blood test can be used to:
✓ assess your general health
✓ check if you have an infection
✓ see how well certain organs, such as the liver and kidneys, are working
✓ screen for certain genetic conditions

The blood test usually involves taking a blood sample from your arm. The arm is a convenient part of the body to use as it can be easily uncovered. The usual place to take a sample from is the inside of the elbow or wrist, where the veins are relatively close to the surface.

Blood samples from children are often taken from the back of the hand. Their skin may be numbed with a special spray or cream before the sample is taken.

What happens during a blood test?

1. The nurse will put a tourniquet (a tight band) around your upper arm. This tightens the arm, temporarily slowing the flow of blood and causing the vein to swell, making it easier to take the sample.
2. Before taking the sample, the nurse will clean the skin area with an antiseptic wipe.
3. The nurse will insert a needle attached to a syringe or special container into the vein. The syringe is used to collect the sample of your blood. You may feel a slight stinging or scratching sensation when the needle is inserted, but it should not be painful. If you don't like needles and blood, tell the nurse so she can make you feel more comfortable.
4. After the sample has been taken, the nurse will release the tourniquet and remove the needle. She will apply pressure to the skin for a few minutes using a cotton swab. A patch may be placed over the site of the puncture to keep it clean.

Only a small amount of blood is drawn during the collection, so you should not experience any significant side effects.
However, some people feel dizzy and faint during and after the harvest. If this has happened to you in the past, tell the nurse carrying out the collection so that she is aware and can help you feel more comfortable.
After the harvest, you may have a small bruise where the needle went in. Bruising can be painful, but is usually harmless and goes away within a few days.

After the test

Our nurse will deliver your blood samples to the closest (or to your preferred) laboratory.

Getting your results

We will let you know when your tests are ready and you will be able to view the results using the access code and sample code we will send you.

Why you should choose TheCareHub to do blood tests

The home blood testing service allows you to be at home, in a comfortable and familiar setting, rather than in hospital, and to benefit from the highest quality of service provided by specialised medical staff. We deliver your samples to specialized labs. The blood tests are carried out by the laboratories of the Regina Maria Health Network, ensuring fast processing and exceptional quality!

Why work with us?

Because together we build caring communities, for all ages.

What exactly does it mean? By choosing to work with us, you are supporting nurses in the community to have an extra income and a decent life. Many of them are elderly, even retired, as we encourage people to continue working and being active after retirement and support them to do so legally and safely.
Advantages of The Care Hub
♡ Reliable

We work only with qualified and experienced nurses, rigorously checked | We collaborate with the Regina Maria Health Network to deliver the tests | The Care Hub's doctor is always available to avoid any complications | The Care Hub is approved as a home health care provider by DSP Timis and is in the process of accreditation with the Ministry of Health

♡ Quality

We have an average rating of 4.8* out of 5.0* from the 220+ families we've supported since 2019 | Read public reviews here.

♡ From anywhere

You can book a remote home visit for your loved ones: download The Care Hub app and request the visit - we'll take care of the rest | Monitor the start and end of visits in real time and check assigned nurses' profiles, assessments and reviews received | Pay securely.

How much blood tests at home cost

The price of blood tests includes labour (nurse's work) plus the price of the actual tests.

Stool/ Urine sampling - 75 lei

Purulent collections swabs - 100 lei

Pharyngeal/ Nasal swabs - 100 lei

Blood tests - 130 lei

For the prices of the blood tests, you can check the price list offered by the Regina Maria Health Network. .

For rates and a full list of medical services you can request at home, visit our medical services page.

How to book blood tests at your home

You can book blood tests in two steps:
1. Book your sampling visit in The Care Hub app at the time of your choice! In this step you will also pay for the sampling service.
2. We will need a doctor's recommendation which you can send to us at [email protected] and, depending on the recommended tests, we will send you an invoice for your tests!

Mobile or web app | You can request home IVs quickly and easily by downloading The Care Hub app for free from the App Store (if you have an iPhone), Google Play (if you have an Android phone) or by going online. Once you sign up for an account, you'll be able to select the services, day and time you want and pay securely and we'll assign the right nurse and confirm the visit!

Booking form | You can also ask us for a quote using the booking form and we will get back to you with a confirmation within 48h and the payment details.

Telephone booking | For those of you who prefer the telephone, please call us on 0373 800 190 to give us your address and the day and time you require. As soon as we find the right nurse we will confirm and send you payment details.
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We offer elderly care services in Arad, Bucharest, Cluj, Oradea and Timișoara. Sign up below if you want more info!
The Care Hub partners who will come to your or your loved one's home are certified and experienced nurses who we'd welcome into our own home.
Because your safety or that of your loved ones is paramount, we interview each nurse (2 of our colleagues attend the interview), ask for and check medical clearance, certificate of behavioral integrity, licensure and (if needed) references.
Many of our partners are recently or soon-to-be retired because we believe they have rich life experience, patience and great respect for the people they care for, and a natural desire to care for others. But we also work with people of other ages who are looking for flexible work and are also kind, respectful and empathetic.
You only need your doctor's recommendation. Before the visit, please send us this recommendation to [email protected] so that we can tell the nurse what kind of samples she will collect.
We work with the laboratories of the Regina Maria Health Network to perform the analyses, thus making sure that your analyses will be processed quickly and with exceptional quality!

They offer various test packages as well as over 1,500 individual tests, which you can view here.

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