I'm probably going to get CAPS LOCKED for this but as someone that has been a phlebo/lab tech, current PCT, and current nursing student, I can tell you there's usually two sides to the story. I know a LOT of lab techs can be lazy. Some used to throw labels away to avoid drawing patients, scary!! However, sometimes when things are cancelled, it's because we can see that one doc just ordered troponin x3 q6 and another doctor ordered the same and you may not have your results just yet or be able to check those orders just yet. That means the patient is getting drawn constantly for no reason when each just wanted a trop level q6. Or when a doc orders something within another test...like a potassium at 1430 that is w/in the CMP due at 1445...so a lot of times our "laziness" IS trying to spare our self extra work but also trying to save the patient unnecessary sticks. Same with the PICC, we'll hunt you down because usually someone with a PICC means their veins are crap. BUT on the other side being in nursing I now see drawing from that PICC can slow a nurse down that is in the middle of passing meds and lab techs don't always realize all the things nurses do. I really didn't until I saw both sides. Lab techs also don't always realize how important some of those draws are to be ON TIME like vanco trough. I swear the lab should make the techs shadow a nurse for a few hours and vice versa so they each understand the schedules. Lab techs will see a nurse sitting at the station and complain they couldn't help but little do they know they're charting their assessments, etc.