Contra Costa Medical Career College Online continuing education courses for healtcare professionals

Our online Phlebotomy continuing education program is fully approved and accredited by the California Department of Public Health-Laboratory Field Services.

Phlebotomy Technician

Non-Blood Requirements

Cost of course : $29.99

CEUs earned upon successful completion : 2


This course will cover procedures for collection and processing of non-blood requirements including urine, saliva, stool, semen, cerebrospinal fluid, tissue and bone marrow and respiratory tract specimens. Forensic samples and chain of custody will also be thoroughly covered in this course.

Upon successful completion of this course you will earn 2 continuing education units. You will be able to print your certificate immediately upon completion.

The cost of this CDPH-LFS accredited course is $29.99.


  • Match the different types of non-blood body fluids with their description.
  • List the appropriate instructions for patients in the proper collection and preservation for various samples, including, urine, sputum, and stools.
  • Select correct patient collection containers for the various non-blood samples.
  • Contrast the different types of urine specimen collections.
  • List the most common tests performed on urine, stool, semen, CSF, and other body fluids.
  • Differentiate between tests done on the Physical Exam, Chemical Exam, Microscopic Exam, and Microbiology Examination of Urine.
  • List common reasons for performing a Urine Drug Test for drugs of Abuse (DOA).
  • Describe "chain of custody" requirements for legal specimens and list the tests frequently requested for forensic studies.
  • List the common problems associated with Urine Pregnancy testing.
  • Contrast the different types of semen collections.
  • List the most common types of Point of Care Testing (POCT)

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