Neil picked me up at the airport and drove me home. There I had a message waiting for me. Mt. Sinai had not drawn enough blood for all their blood tests. Would I please come in at my earliest convenience?
Hmmm--I took a day off to have these blood tests done. Now they needed more. Done in NYC. Not Malone. Told me Malone wasn't good enough.
Okay, I showed them the error of their ways and they faxed a script to Alice Hyde Medical Center. Once there, the phlebotomist came in with labels for nine vials of blood.
NINE! Donating keeps vampires in business.
So what is tested through blood tests?
- chicken pox
- white count syphilis
- hematoligical systems
- clotting mechanisms
- glucose intolerance
- liver function
- pancreas function
- hepatitis A, B, C
Oh. And the last indignity? They handed me a urine specimen cup. Apparently, the twenty-four hours worth wasn't enough!