Drawing blood from baby

Posted on: Wed, 02/10/1999 - 6:18am
tracy's picture
Joined: 02/03/1999 - 09:00

We're taking my son to be tested for more allergies and most likely the allergist will do a RAST test (blood test) because my son has eczema.

A friend told me today that it is dangerous to draw too much blood from a baby. I remember thinking they took a lot of blood from him the last time they tested him -- it was a whole vial. He weights 20 pounds. Has anyone heard this before?

I've called his pediatrician and am waiting to hear back, but am interested in other experiences.




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