[Tagging] healthcare=sample_collection

Joseph Eisenberg joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com
Thu Jan 14 18:57:45 UTC 2021

This sounds good. It is more specific than "test_collection".

We could mention that sample_collection=yes/no could be added to clinics,
hospitals etc if they provide this service.

It would also be nice to have a specific tag for blood vs other samples,
since drawing blood requires more specialized training.

It's formally called "phlebotomy" but we usually say "blood draw" in US
English. Is that also the common term in UK English?

So you could also add phlebotomy=yes/no or blood_draw=yes/no as a property
to indicate if this is a service that is available.

On Mon, Jan 11, 2021 at 3:47 AM Mateusz Konieczny via Tagging <
tagging at openstreetmap.org> wrote:

> There are many places that collect samples of blood/urine/etc for medical
> purposes.
> In many cases tagging such point as healthcare=laboratory is not a good
> idea as
> laboratory is somewhere else (or mapper is unable to check where
> laboratory exists)
> Unlike healthcare=laboratory such points are typically accessible to
> public and
> mappable
> I am not aware about any good tag for that - what about
> healthcare=sample_collection ?
> With definition "places where samples of blood/urine/etc are collected
> (possibly also taken)
> for purpose of analyzing them. Useful when tagged on standalone locations,
> should not
> be added to places such as amenity=hospital. For donating blood see
> healthcare=blood_donation"
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