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Infant blood sample

Infant blood sample

Overview

To draw blood, a needle is inserted beneath the skin. Regardless of the amount of pain, infants will usually cry.

Update Date 5/14/2014

Updated by: Neil K. Kaneshiro, MD, MHA, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.