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Blood Draw Dilemma: New Summit Health Article Helps Employers Choose the Best Screening Method
Date:3/3/2010

White paper examines differences, benefits, drawbacks of fingerstick and venous blood draws

Southfield, MI (PRWEB) March 3, 2010 -- In its latest white paper, Summit Health "draws" upon 10 years of experience with over 3 million blood tests to help employers choose the best method for their wellness strategy and workplace culture.

The extensive new article is titled "Health Screenings: Fingerstick or Venous Blood Draw?" and authored by Richard Penington, president, CEO and founder of Summit, the nation's highest-rated provider of on-site preventative wellness programs. While some may get queasy at the sight of blood, Summit Health takes a clear-eyed approach to the subject and lays out the advantages and drawbacks of the two health screening methods.

"Companies across the United States are implementing employee wellness programs at an unprecedented rate," said Penington. "We're often asked which is the best test method for a health screening—the fingerstick or venous blood draw?" said Penington. "The truth is we support both methods. However, the real answer depends on the company's wellness program goals and objectives. This paper will help employers examine the differences and clear up common misperceptions."

The paper covers the advantages and disadvantages of each method, including:

 
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