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Expands mission to include educating patients

The Center for Phlebotomy Education has expanded its mission to education patients as well as healthcare professionals about blood draws for laboratory testing.


The Center for Phlebotomy Education was founded by Dennis J. Ernst MT(ASCP), NCPT(NCCT) and Catherine Ernst RN, PBT(ASCP) in 2000 in response to the growing need for a reliable, authoritative source of high-quality educational materials and resources on blood sample collection. In 2016, we expanded those we serve to include patients looking for information on their blood draws and to heighten awareness of the critical role those who draw blood samples play in the quality of care they receive. The Patient Portal now meets that need.

The Patient Portal not only includes newsworthy articles of interest to  healthcare consumers, but FAQs on blood draws and links to reliable sources of more information about phlebotomy. Visitors have an opportunity to post questions to the Center for Phlebotomy Education on all aspects of phlebotomy.

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