An Hour In … Medical Assisting Performing lab tests for the first time

Excited to perform her first phlebotomy, junior Paulina Grijalva takes her time as she prepares the equipment. She steps up to the counter and gets ready to draw some blood. "When I got to work, with the phlebotomy arm it was definitely mind blowing," Grijalva said. "I was extremely excited to actually be practicing this at such a young age. It helps me realize that I really want to do this for the rest of my life as a career."

Mrs. Sara Hartwich’s Medical Assisting class recently got to perform multiple lab procedures. Of these lab procedures a phlebotomy, urinalysis, hemoglobin and a glucose test was done. In order to do a hemoglobin and glucose test a blood sample was needed, so students also got to practice pricking fingers.