I had blood tests done. There was some Clorox cleaner or bleach on my arm. Can this affect the result?
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Thank you for the response. The internet has articles that talk about contamination, letting the area dry, etc. What do you say? Does it make sense?I am curious when you say no possibility, but I just had a lot of the bleach mix on arm prior to going in. I read some of the articles which quoted as inadequate skin preparation is a common cause of blood culture contamination. Bacteria normally found on the skin can contaminate the specimen if the collection site is not cleaned properly. If there is inadequate drying time of the antiseptic, then it is critical that there be meticulous preparation of the skin prior to venipuncture to prevent contamination of the specimen which could result in inappropriate antimicrobial therapy. Please help.
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