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

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  • Accuracy and consistency of both methods
  • How they meet state and federal regulations
  • How each method affects employee participation
  • Return on investment (ROI) impact to wellness programs

To download the complimentary paper, visit Summit Health at http://www.summithealth.com/about_downloads.html

In the article, Penington writes that while the majority of Summit clients have selected the fingerstick method for their on-site health screenings, that doesn't guarantee the approach will be the best fit for all companies.

"Employers select fingersticks almost three times more frequently than they choose venous blood draw for their on-site health screenings. One may think that fingersticks are selected more frequently because they cost less; however, that isn't necessarily true," he added. "Likewise, some believe that the venous blood draw gives results that are more accurate because the blood is sent to a lab for testing. That's also not necessarily true . . . fingerstick methods have been proven as accurate as commercial laboratory methods. We recommend one over the other based on the type of results that the employer is seeking."

About Summit Health, Inc.

Founded in 1999, Summit Health is now the nation's highest rated provider of on-site wellness programs, including health screenings, immunizations, coaching, and educational seminars. This focus on quality of service has earned Summit Health customers who include all the leading health plans and over 80 Fortune 500 companies. Summit Health supports all sizes of companies in every zip
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