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

Pre-analytical Sources of Error in Specimen Collection, Transport, Processing and Storage

Cost of course : $29.99

CEUs earned upon successful completion : 2


This course will cover pre-analytical sources of error during specimen collection, transportation of the specimen, and storage of the specimen with focus on prevention. Phases of laboratory testing will be covered as well.  

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.


  • Identify the significant pre-analytical errors that can occur during blood specimen collection and transport
  • Explain the various means of pre-analytical error prevention
  • List proactive steps to reduce potential pre-analytical errors associated with blood collection and transport
  • Discuss the types of substances that can interfere in clinical analysis of blood constituents and the methods used to prevent these occurrences
  • List the effects of physical disposition on blood collection.
  • Describe the basal state and list the physiologic variables of the patient that influence both this state and blood test results.
  • List the general criteria for suitability of a specimen for analysis, and reasons for specimen rejection or recollection.

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