A Phlebotomy Technician (Phlebotomist) is an integral member of the medical laboratory team whose primary function is the collection of blood samples. The Phlebotomy Technician facilitates the collection and transportation of laboratory specimens, and is often the patient’s only contact with the medical laboratory.
The need to assure quality and patient safety mandates strict professional behavior and standards of practice. Integrity of blood samples is of the utmost importance, as it ensures the accuracy of the test and results for the client.
A Phlebotomist also draws blood for transfusions, donations and research.
The increasingly high amount of laboratory blood testing performed each day; the aging population have caused a dramatic emphasis on the need for highly trained Phlebotomists.
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