Some lab techs refuse to take blood from possible monkeypox patients, raising concerns about stigma and testing delays

Some lab techs refuse to take blood from possible monkeypox patients, raising concerns about stigma and testing delays

Labcorp and Quest don’t dispute that in many cases, their phlebotomists are not taking blood from possible monkeypox patients. What remains unclear, after company statements and follow-ups from CNN, is whether the phlebotomists are refusing on their own to take blood or if it is the company policy that prevents them. The two testing giants …

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