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Medical Lab Technician Library Resources

General Information

Phlebotomy is the act or practice of opening a vein by incision or puncture to remove blood. Phlebotomists typically work in hospitals, doctor offices, or labs and take blood samples from patients for analysis.



Blood Collection: Routine Venipuncture and Specimen Handling

This tutorial, from the University of Utah Health Sciences Library, shows the step-by-step process of collecting blood samples. The site also has a chart for quickly identifying blood sample tube types.

Web Sites

Here are some websites where you can find reliable information about phlebotomy.