Venous blood draw from ankle or foot (1295)

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From ankle or foot 

Your doctor ordered a blood test for your child. This is called a blood draw. Normally, the lab technician tries to get blood from an arm or a hand. 

What was different about this blood draw?

The lab technician was not able to get blood from your child’s arm or hand.  The blood had to be drawn from your child’s foot or ankle.  This causes a very small risk that your child could have a blood clot. Signs of a blood clot are listed below.

What symptoms should I watch for? 

If your child has any of these symptoms after the blood draw, call your child’s doctor, nurse, or clinic right away:



Call your child’s doctor, nurse, or clinic if you have any questions or concerns or if your child has special health care needs that were not covered by this information.