COLLECTION & HANDLING TIPS

This is an online resource for blood and other clinical laboratory collection and handling tips and techniques.

Basic Instructions

Phlebotomy Overview

Standard Procedures

Order of Draw

Instructions by Collection Type

Routine Venipuncture

Butterfly Venipuncture

Dermal Puncture

Blood Culture Collection

Blood Alcohol Collection

Other Instructions and Information

Special Circumstances

Handling Considerations

Sources of Error

Resources