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The etymology of the word Phlebotomy comes from Greek word root phleb/o, meaning vein, /tom/ meaning to cut or puncture, and the suffix /-y which means process. Thus phlebotomy simply means "the process of puncturing veins". Traditionally, phlebotomy referred to the ancient practice of bloodletting, which involved the withdrawal of larger amounts of blood in an attempt to cure illnesses and disease. In modern medicine, this practice has been largely abandoned but the term phlebotomy is still widely used for the withdrawal and collection of blood from a vein, artery, or the capillary bed into blood specimen collection tubes for laboratory analysis or blood transfusion. Therefore, blood specimen collection, and sometimes urine sample collection is performed by the phlebotomist. Phlebotomy is a vital part of today's ultra-modern and vast health care industry. It is a skill used by doctors, nurses (who may learn phlebotomy in school), and allied health professionals who have completed training, clinical internship, passed and/or national exams through certifying agencies such as the ASCP Board of Registry, obtained a license and in most cases perform 1500 additional "sticks" to make their license permanent.
Phlebotomy is the practice of drawing blood. A Phlebotomist is a trained technician, nurse, or doctor that has been qualified to draw blood. Most people in the medical field are at least a little trained in the process of drawing blood.
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Who invented phlebotomy?

The Ancient Greeks are generally recognized as the first to use phlebotomy, though this was not collection of blood for labs, but rather the practice of bloodletting believed

How did phlebotomy start?

Phlebotomy started centuries ago when it was thought that you could get rid of evil and sickness in the body by draining some of your blood! Some of the tools they used to do

How do you do phlebotomy?

Phlebotomy is the act of extracting blood from humans or animals. To do it, the phlebotomist (technician) uses a needle or some kind like that. But, to start performing this j

What do phlebotomy do?

Phlebotomy is the act of extracting blood from humans or animals. To do it, you have to go through a training to get the phlebotomy certification, after sitting for a national

What is the definition of phlebotomy?

Phlebotomy is Greek for "to cut a vein." The term is often associated with taking blood via a needle, but by definition is the act of making any incision into a vein.

Do i capitalize phlebotomy?

It is capitalized at the beginning of the sentence or when it forms part of the proper noun. Example: Center for Phlebotomy Education

Do you have to have a diploma to do phlebotomy?

To begin a career in phlebotomy, you have to go through a training program that will end with the diploma of a technician in phlebotomy (also known as phlebotomist). Another p

What is dry phlebotomy?

Dry phlebotomy is rotating tourniquets. It's generally performed to pool blood in the extremities, which finally causes a reduction in cardiac load.

What is Phlebotomy Technician Programs?

Phlebotomy technician draws quality blood samples from patients or blood donors and prepares those specimens for medical testing. Many patients have phobias when it comes to b

What can you do after phlebotomy course?

Once you're trained as a phlebotomyst the one thing you'll have todo first is to get your certification. While certification is notmandatory in most states (only 4 are curentl

How do you become a phlebotomy?

Just to be more precise, you have to say :" How to become a phlebotomist?" Phlebotomists are the technicians who perform phlebotomy tasks. To be one of them, you have to take