Hi everyone: I am so frustrated. Every year when I have my blood drawn for the platelet count, the lab tech. does it wrong. It's supposed to be in the citrate tube and I know she did use the light blue topped vial, but somehow she "did it incorrectly" as my Dr. stated. So, I have to repeat the test and this time do it at the hospital lab. Well, my Dr. forgot that last year he sent me to the hospital lab after Labcorps screwed up my test and that tech. did it wrong too. I have invisible veins which makes things even worse. I asked the lab tech. the other day if she could do it on top of my right hand as more blood comes out of that vein. First, she did it in my arm and the blood came out very slowly and there wasn't enough for the platelet count. So, then she did it on top of my hand and I wish she had done it there the first time. I don't know what she did, but I'm so ****** and upset that I have to repeat the blood test again and I figure that whoever does it will screw it up again. I still have a huge green and purple bruise on top of my hand from the blood draw a week ago. Does anyone else experience this? I feel like I'm the only one who goes through this constantly. TIA.