Fundamentals for Phlebotomy Technicians: Module 5 - Specimen Collection

Fundamentals for Phlebotomy Technicians is a review course to help individuals prepare for the Registered Phlebotomy Technicians Certification Examination. This course includes an introduction module and module 5.

Each content module contains knowledge checks, a quiz, resources, and references. Modules do not need to be completed in one sitting.


Module 0: Introduction

This module reviews how to navigate the course, describes the module structure, and lists other resources to prepare for the medical assistant certification exam. 

Module 5: Specimen Collection

This is one of six modules from the Fundamentals for Phlebotomy Technicians course. This module is split into two parts. Part A reviews specimen integrity, commonly used phlebotomy equipment, collection tubes and the order of draw, special patient considerations and test requirements, the routine venipuncture process, and the capillary draw process. Part B reviews how to employ handling practices to maintain specimen integrity for non-blood specimens, describes non-blood specimens and how to collect them, and reviews CLIA-waived tests and common point-of-care tests.

This module contains knowledge checks between subtopics and a short quiz. Both are ungraded for your own assessment of understanding the content being presented. You can start and stop the module and come back as often as you would like for further review and practice.

Refer to the Fundamentals for Phlebotomy Technicians course for a list of all modules.


​​Jason Wheeler, DHSc., MBA, RPT, RMA, CMAS, AHI
​Lori Schmidt, MS, SBB, MT(ASCP)
​Cynthia Doby, EdD, MS, MAEd, BS, MLS(AMT), CPT(NPA)

Launched: 2023

NOTE:  This does NOT count for CCP points.  This is a review course for those preparing to take the RPT Certification Exam and want to review Clinical information.