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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.
To become a Phlebotomy Technician in South Africa, you will typically need the following qualifications:
NSC or NC(v) is required. Entry requirements differ for each institution, but recommended school subjects include:
Phlebotomy Technicians in South Africa typically study for 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: