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The Lab Draw Answer Book.  The Center for Phlebotomy Education.

September 12, 2017


The Lab Draw Answer Book answers over 400 commonly asked questions on drawing blood samples for laboratory testing. This essential desk reference is intended for all healthcare professionals who draw blood specimens for laboratory testing including laboratory personnel, nursing professionals, medical assistants, and their educators. Originally published as Blood Specimen Collection FAQs, this second edition is renamed and completely updated with over 100 new entries. Each answer is highly researched and reflects the latest standards from the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute, the Infusion Nurses Society, and OSHA. Published by the Center for Phlebotomy Education, this 440-page reference covers all aspects of preanalytical processes, education, and management. 





The Phlebotomy Textbook. Susan King StrasingerMarjorie Schaub Di Lorenzo

February 17, 2011


The 3rd Edition reflects current CLSI standards and offers greater emphasis on quality assessment and preanalytical considerations. It includes up-to-date information on safety equipment, phlebotomy techniques, laboratory information and identification systems, ethical and legal issues, medical terminology, body systems and related diagnostic laboratory tests.


Clinical Guide to Laboratory Tests. Norbert W. Tietz (2006).



This new edition of Norbert Tietz classic handbook presents information on common tests as well as rare and highly specialized tests and procedures – including a summary of the utility and merit of each test. Biological variables that may affect test results are discussed, and a focus is placed on reference ranges, diagnostic information, clinical interpretation of laboratory data, interferences, and specimen types. New and updated content has been added in all areas, with over 100 new tests added.



Diagnostic Samples: From the Patient to the Laboratory, The Impact of Preanalytical Variables on the Quality of Laboratory Results. Guder, Walter G. / Narayanan, Sheshadri / Wisser, Hermann / Zawta, Bernd (2009)


Samples: From the Patient to the Laboratory contains the latest developments in analytical techniques and is now supplemented by a special edition of the CD "The Quality of Diagnostic Samples" including WHO regulations and recommendations to assure quality of diagnostic samples. The CD compiles the findings described in the literature and those obtained in practice on the use of anticoagulants and provides a list of analytes containing the available data on reference intervals, biological half-life times, stability and influence and interference factors.

Samples: From the Patient to the Laboratory summarizes the information on biological influences, analytical interferences and on the variables affecting the collection, transport and storage as well as preparation of samples. It covers age, gender, race, pregnancy, diet, exercise and altitude, plus the effects of stimulants and drugs. National and international standards are described for sampling procedures, transport, sample identification and all safety aspects, while quality assurance procedures are shown for total laboratory management.


Phlebotomy Handbook: Blood Collection Essentials. Text with CD-ROM for Macintosh and Windows by Garza, Diana EdD



This timely and comprehensive source of blood and specimen collection information available on the worldwide market. It provides today's health care students with the latest safety guidelines; condensed information about new federal regulations; updates on equipment and supplies; new NCCLS standards and hazard prevention techniques; competencies important in the workplace; strategies for the certification process and securing a job; and extensive coverage on transcultural communication skills for all ages. Aside from its updated technical and procedural information, this edition is easy-to-read in a step-by-step format.


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