A Phlebotomist is qualified in the process of collecting blood using a syringe or vacutainer methods as well as collecting other samples related to the care of a patient, including breath tests, skin scrapings and wound swabs.
Duties performed by a Phlebotomist include:
Setting up laboratory equipment and maintaining hygiene standards
Preparing and staining slides of various tests for microscopic examination
Collecting blood samples, performing blood counts and carrying out tests to determine bleeding, coagulation time, blood types and other characteristics under supervision from a professional
Communicating results of various tests to those that request them.