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Phlebotomy Technician

The Phlebotomist or Phlebotomy Technician is a healthcare worker who is responsible for performing venipuncture on patients in a medical environment such as a hospital, lab, or doctor’s office. A Phlebotomist assists other medical workers by focusing entirely on the collection of blood, tissue, and fluid samples. The duties of a Phlebotomist can be divided into four general functions: preparing and maintaining necessary equipment and supplies; performing venipuncture, arterial puncture, capillary puncture, and other fluid collection procedures on patients and ensuring that specimens are appropriately labeled and identified; assisting the patient before, during, and after collection of the specimen; and maintaining patient confidentiality, keeping necessary records and documenting results. Upon successful completion of the program, the student will sit for the National Healthcareer Association phlebotomy certification exam.