About the central blood collection room
We also accept blood and urine collections required for medical examinations, as well as stool and sputum, and urea breath tests.
- Blood collection desk hours: 8:15 to 17:00
- Blood collection times: 8:30 to 17:00
After the examination results from blood collection and urine extraction, it takes one hour for the examination results to be confirmed by the outpatient care physician and to be reported to the test results. Therefore, please come to the central blood collection room at least one hour before your appointment. Please note that the time you will be called to the consultation room will vary depending on the medical department and how congested it is.
Flow from coming to the clinic to blood collection and urine collection
- Please come to the central blood collection room after you finish check-in at hospital kiosk for return visit. If you see the following on your hospital registration slip, please register again with the examination ticket when you come to the central blood collection room.
- A blood collection room check-in number will be issued when your check-in in the blood collection room is complete. If you only need urine screening, you will receive a urine cup at the reception counter of the blood collection room.
- We will call you based on the blood collection number. Please wait in the seat for the number called, and give the person in charge of the blood collection your receipt number and your name.
- If you have a "destination guide slip," please give it to the person in charge of blood collection.
When the blood collection is complete, maintain pressure to prevent bleeding.
Please maintain pressure at the blood collection site for more than five minutes.
*Please let us know if it is difficult to maintain the pressure by yourself, or if the bleeding is difficult to stop due to the effects of medicine.
Regarding urine collection
- Collect more than 25mL of urine in the cup. (At or above the bottom line)
- Please let the staff at the laboratory know if you are menstruating.
- Please consult with the department if for any reason you cannot produce urine.
Request for blood collection
In order to collect the blood safely, please inform the staff if any of the following apply when you collect blood.
- If you ever felt sick when blood was being collected in the past
- If you are sensitive to disinfectant (alcohol), or to tape during hemostasis
- If you have a wish for a blood collection site
- If you are taking a medicine (anticoagulant) to make the blood flow smoothly
- Please do not hesitate to let us know immediately if you feel numb or have a different pain during your blood collection.
After blood collection, the hemostasis proceeds with a mechanism as in the right figure. Applying pressure can help to stop bleeding.
- Hemostasis can be different with each person so please apply pressure for more than five minutes. Please wait longer if you are taking an anticoagulant which makes the blood flow smoothly.
- Do not carry anything heavy or exert yourself immediately with the arm where the blood was collected.
Important complications associated with blood collection
Subcutaneous bleeding which causes livid discoloration along with pain is possible during blood collection and after blood collection, but it should heal naturally in about one to two weeks. (It depends on each person)
- Vasovagal reaction
This can cause a bad mood during blood collection and after blood collection, and unpleasant feelings, cold sweats, dizziness, loss of consciousness, etc due to a temporary decrease in blood pressure during blood collection and after blood collection.
Please feel free to let us know if you have ever felt sick with blood collection, etc. Blood collection can be performed in a bed.
- Nerve damage
This is very rare, but it can damage the nerves.
A sharp pain and numbness of the fingers may be felt during the blood collection and it continues after blood collection (after the next day).
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you feel numb or have a different pain during your blood collection.
If the pain persists or grows stronger, please contact the medical department you are seeing.