[Tagging] healthcare=sample_collection

Mateusz Konieczny matkoniecz at tutanota.com
Fri Jan 15 09:02:59 UTC 2021

I am not convinced that sample_collection tag would be useful...

I expect that it would change quickly and would not be really useful
- what kind of info gives you knowledge whatever they do some 
kind of tests that use say urine if you know nothing more?

You anyway need to check info about specific test - even
single virus will have multiple different tests (igG antibodies,
igM antibodies, yes/no boolean tests, test that give result on a
scale, test that requires multiple days of waiting, quick acting tests
etc etc - that is just based on what I accidentally learned during
single visit)

Jan 14, 2021, 23:47 by joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com:

> The problem with "phlebotomy" is that it translates automatically to "phlebotomia" in Spanish which means "bloodletting" like they used to do in the 1700s.
> And in French it translates to phlébotomie: "Incision d'une veine pour pratiquer une saignée." " Incision of a vein to perform bleeding."
> So I expect many people will be confused by this tag, or not know what to look for.
> Hence the suggestion for "blood draw".
> -- Joseph Eisenberg
> On Thu, Jan 14, 2021 at 2:12 PM Paul Allen <> pla16021 at gmail.com> > wrote:
>> On Thu, 14 Jan 2021 at 21:38, Joseph Eisenberg <>> joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com>> > wrote:
>>> So this could be added as a property with:
>>> blood_sample_collection=yes/no
>>> Or sample_collection=blood;urine;feces;etc.
>>> Does that sound ok in International / British English?
>> Neither seems right for blood.
>> For urine, sure.  i've been handed or mailed sample bottles for urine
>> to return to the GP reception or local hospital (when we still had one).
>> So those places collect samples, although they don't come out and
>> get them, so even "collection" is a bit of a misnomer.  They receive
>> samples.
>> For faeces, not so much.  I've had sample scrapers mailed to
>> me for return by post (check for blood in stool as a sign of
>> colon cancer).  Never been told to poop in a pot and hand it
>> in at the GP.  So not sure about those places collecting or
>> receiving samples.
>> For blood, nope.  I've never been given a bottle to fill with my
>> blood at home, by myself.  Those samples aren't collected,
>> or received when I hand them over, they're taken.
>> Given all the other medical terminology in healthcare, phlebotomy
>> seems fine.  I know where to go when they want to draw some
>> phleb.
>> -- 
>> Paul
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