So far for blood tests I've been getting my thyroid tests done at the same time as other tests which require a phlebotomist blood draw from my arm. It costs me £30 for that and I can't get it cheaper in my area.
Now the only tests in my near future will be those which are available by finger prick blood collection so I wn't need a phlebotomist - but I can't face doing the finger prick. I am not squeamish about the actual blood and I don't mind the little phlebotomy needle, but I just can't see myself creating a wound on my finger like that. However, if I could do the blood collection myself it would be a big advantage because I could do it early morning, plus it wouldn't cost me for the phlebotomy.
So does anybody else have this dilemma, and how did you get round it?