Phlebotomy Services

Inpatient Phlebotomy

Hours:

University Hospital Clinics

Room: 4.

Hours:

Texas City Family Health Care Center

9300 Emmitt Lowery Expressway,
Suite 138 Texas City, Texas 77590
(409) 986-9592
Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Closed for lunch 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Texas Department of Criminal Justice

TDCJ 4C - Hospital
(409) 772-6153
Hours of Operation: Monday 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. & Tuesday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Phlebotomists, do not:

  1. Draw specimens from a heparin lock, shunt or other indwelling device; draw below an IV line.
  2. Draw blood from a lower extremity without the written permission of the attending physician.
  3. Perform arterial punctures.
  4. Make more than three attempts to obtain a specimen from a patient.
  5. Draw specimens for Type and Crossmatch.

Stat tests, timed specimens and blood cultures from inpatients are to be collected by the nursing or medical staff. A phlebotomist will draw a STAT or timed specimen if they are on the unit at the time the specimen is to be drawn. The phlebotomist will notify the nurse when a phlebotomy procedure has not been successful.