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Jugular venipuncture

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Contributor(s):

Sheilah Ann Robertson


Introduction

  • Good sample collection technique is vital to successful biochemical and hematological analysis of blood.
  • Jugular vein gives rapid, unobstructed flow of blood.
  • Peripheral veins, eg cephalic and saphenous, often detrimental → slow blood flow → sample artifacts (hemolysis and microclots).

Uses

  • Collection of blood for analysis.

Advantages

  • Simple technique (unless difficult animal).

Disadvantages

  • Difficult to apply sustained pressure to venipuncture site if required.

Requirements

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Preparation

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Procedure

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Outcomes

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