I don’t know if it’s just the field I work in, but whenever I get sent for a medical test I generally don’t get worried. I actually get kind of …. excited.

Ultrasound? Cool! Can I look at the monitor? What do the colours mean? Is this a Sonos?

Nuc Med? Neat! Can I look at the images? Will I glow*?

Blood tests aren’t quite as exciting, mostly because I had to have them semi-regularly as a teenager, but also because you can’t really see the results anyway. Blood looks like blood, whether it is rolling around in a vial, or rolling down your leg from a scrape.

*Photo from Victoria Radiology.