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Phlebotomy Technician

phlebotomy_techPhlebotomy Technician 

A Phlebotomy Technician is an integral member of the medical laboratory team whose primary function is the collection of blood samples from patients by venipuncture or micro techniques. The phlebotomy technician facilities the collection and transportation of laboratory specimens and is often the patients only contact with the medical laboratory. The need to assure quality and patient safety mandates strict professional behavior and standards of practice for these practitioners.


Specific Duties Include:

  • correct identification of patients prior to sample collection
  • collection of appropriate amounts of blood by venipuncture or dermal puncture
  • selection of appropriate specimen containers for specified tests
  • correct labeling of specimens with required information
  • appropriate transportation of specimens in a timely manner
  • professional interaction with patients and clinic personnel
  • processing of specimens for delivery to appropriate laboratory departments
  • maintenance of records manually and electronically
  • compliance with all safety regulations
  • maintenance of professional updates
  • professionalism in appearance and conduct

Graduates eligible to apply to take the exam to become certified by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).


This program requires the student to complete a 120-hour unpaid externship in an

accredited lab and under the supervision of a Certified Phlebotomy Technician or Medical Technologist

Duration: 3 months

Price: $3,055 (Tuition: $2500, Books: $105, Tools: $50, Other costs = $400)