Phlebotomy Services

Young woman drawing an older man bloodPhlebotomy, commonly referred to as a “blood draw,” is the act of drawing or removing blood from the circulatory system to obtain a sample for diagnostic tests.
  • Amount of blood drawn depends on the purpose of the phlebotomy
  • Performed by puncturing a vein with a needle
  • Volume of blood needed for laboratory analysis varies widely with the type of test being conducted

Mission Statement

The Department of Pathology Phlebotomy Service is committed to being a partner in excellence in patient care with other University of Iowa Health Care departments by providing quality patient samples in a timely manner, excellence in patient satisfaction and by conducting education and training programs to enable employees to meet standards of practice, while promoting a safe and effective working environment.