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

Proper Patient/Specimen Identification

Cost of course : $29.99

CEUs earned upon successful completion : 2


This course will cover the patient identification process, methods used to accurately identify the patient, potential errors in the identification process, and CLSI standards associated with correct patient identification procedures.

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.



  • Describe the patient identification process for all patients, i.e., inpatient, ER patient, outpatient, pediatrics, emergency situations, etc.
  • List the methods used to confirm the patient's identity for a variety of situations and patient age groups.
  • Explain how the phlebotomist should handle ID discrepancies and the procedure for a “missing” ID band.
  • Describe the identification procedures required for Transfusion testing specimens and identify medical consequences if patients receive the wrong unit of blood.
  • List the items required on specimen collection containers
  • Understand the CLSI Standards for Patient Identification

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