(a) Only a physician, qualified technician, chemist, registered professional nurse or licensed vocational nurse may take a blood specimen at the request or order of a peace officer under this chapter. The blood specimen must be taken in a sanitary place...(c) In this section, "qualified technician" does not include emergency medical services personnel.
1) Have an associate degree or at least 60 semester hours of academic credit from an accredited school.
2a) Complete a NAACLS accredited program within the last five (5) years; or
2b) Have 6 semester hours of chemistry or 6 semester hours of biology and CLA certification; or
2c) Have 6 semester hours of chemistry or 6 semester hours of biology and completion of a fifty (50) week U.S. military medical laboratory training course with official notarized documentation; or
2d) Have 6 semester hours of chemistry or 6 semester hours of biology and three (3) years of full time clinical laboratory experience in Blood Banking, Chemistry, Hematology, Microbiology, Immunology, and Clinical Microscopy in the U.S., Canada, or CAP/The Joint Commission accredited laboratory within the last ten (10) years.
Satisfying one of the 1) plus of one of the 2a-2d allows you to sit for the MLT (ASCP) exam.
Exam: Pass the ASCP’s Board of Registry’s examination for Medical Laboratory Technician
(1) At least 18 years old
(2) Complete high school or GED certificate (Texas Education Agency approved or out-of-state equivalent)
(3) Successful completion of a DSHS approved EMS training course
(4) Submit EMS Personnel Certification Application and fee
(5) Pass National Registry exam
(6) To gain paramedic licensure status, you are required to follow the steps above and submit proof of either a two-year EMS degree or a four-year degree in any field.
(1) 14 hours of classroom lecture,(2) Articles on drawing blood,(3) Basic phlebotomy test, and(4) 50 blood draws at a hospital.