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Phlebotomy is the science of drawing blood. The primary function of a phlebotomy technician is to obtain patient blood specimens by venipuncture or micro-techniques. The phlebotomy technician aids in the collection and transportation of other laboratory specimens, and may be involved with patient data entry. A phlebotomy technician also draws blood for transfusions, donations, and analysis.
Different educational institutions may have different admission requirements; however, you will typically be required to demonstrate competency in the following subjects:
To become a Phlebotomy Technician in South Africa, you will typically need the following qualifications:
Studying and training to become a Phlebotomy Technician in South Africa typically take more than 2 years.
Please note that upon completion of your studies, you will need to be assessed by the Society for Medical Laboratory Technologists of South Africa as well as register with the Health Professionals Council of South Africa (HPCSA) in order to work in this field.
Phlebotomy Technicians in South Africa often work in the following places:
To find more information about Phlebotomy Technicians in South Africa, contact the Health Professionals Council of South Africa (HPCSA)