This is a one-semester certificate program which leads to certification through the National Phlebotomy Association (NPA), the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP), and the American Society of Phlebotomy Technicians (ASPT).
The phlebotomist is an entry level health care worker. The position is responsible for drawing both venous and arterial blood specimens from patients and sending blood to the laboratory. In some cases, physician approval is required. Phlebotomists serve as the direct link between the patient and the laboratory. The laboratory technologist relies on the integrity and accuracy of the phlebotomist in procuring the proper specimens. Accurate diagnosis of a patient’s condition can depend on quality work. Phlebotomists can further their education and become laboratory technicians or technologists.
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