PLAB Phlebotomy Technician Program

Internet Resources

revised Dec. 10, 2015

Programs in Phlebotomy

Austin Community College Phlebotomy Technician Program is nationally approved by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences, the "gold standard" for quality education in Phlebotomy. Upon successful completion students are immediately eligible to take national certification exams in Phlebotomy. To find a program near you go to:

If you are a currently practicing phlebotomist and wish to become eligible for the national certification exam contact Terry Kotrla for information about the online Phlebotomy Technician course. This is an in-depth review course which will allow you to successfully sit for the certification exam in Phlebotomy. You MUST be a currently practicing phlebotomist. Check off sheets to document skills will need to be filled out by your employer.

General Phlebotomy Sites

IMPORTANT NOTE: When reviewing websites for order of the draw the most current guidelines recommend the SAME ORDER OF THE DRAW for plastic, glass and syringe draws. I have attempted to indicate which sites have the incorrect order of the draw. I list the sites because of additional, useful information found in the material presented.

Tutorials/Case Studies/Educational Information

Arterial Blood Draws

Blood Collection Safety Equipment



General Medical Information Sites

General Laboratory Sites With Information on Laboratory Tests

Iatrogenic Blood Loss

Legal Issues

Newborn Screening

News Letters

  • Quest
  • Lab Notes -Published by BD Diagnostics - Preanalytical Systems, LabNotes, helps keep readers current on safety and efficiency issues in the clinical laboratory environment.

Phlebotomy Certification and Professional Organizations and Continuing Education

Point of Care Testing (POCT)



Last Update: March 7, 2013

Web Author: Terry Kotrla, MS, MT(ASCP)BB
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