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 do not dispute that, in many cases, their phlebotomists fail to draw blood from potential monkeypox patients. What remains unclear, after company statements and CNN coverage, is whether the phlebotomists are refusing to draw blood on their own or whether it is company policy that prevents them from doing so. The two …

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