Phlebotomy Test

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Phlebotomy Quizzes & Trivia
Questions out of the NCCT Offical Practice Test National Certified Phlebotomy Technician

  
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  • 1. 
    The single, most important way to prevent the spread of infection while performing phlebotomy is by __________.
    • A. 

      Wearing a mask

    • B. 

      Cleaning spills

    • C. 

      Washing hands

    • D. 

      Burning waste


  • 2. 
    After drawing blood from a patient, the phlebotomist should dispose of the needle by __________.
    • A. 

      Breaking it so it cannot be reused by anyone

    • B. 

      Depositing it in an approved "sharps container"

    • C. 

      Todding it into waste cans in the laboratory

    • D. 

      Recaqpping it carefully and bringing it back to the lab


  • 3. 
    Negligence by a professional person is called __________.
    • A. 

      Invasion of privacy

    • B. 

      Slander

    • C. 

      Malpractice

    • D. 

      Tort


  • 4. 
    Which of the following is the single most common source of HIV and HBV in the workplace?
    • A. 

      Semen

    • B. 

      Saliva

    • C. 

      Pleural fluid

    • D. 

      Blood


  • 5. 
    The heart, lymphatic organs, and blood vessels are in the __________.
    • A. 

      Respiratory system

    • B. 

      Cardiovascular system

    • C. 

      Digestive system

    • D. 

      Urinary system


  • 6. 
    The venipuncture site should be cleansed in a circular motion from the center to the __________.
    • A. 

      Periphery

    • B. 

      Injection point

    • C. 

      Opposite side you started from

    • D. 

      None of the above


  • 7. 
    Within the capillaries, blood cells __________.
    • A. 

      Give away oxygen

    • B. 

      Pick up carbon dioxide

    • C. 

      Pick up waste products

    • D. 

      All of the above


  • 8. 
    Which is not an infection control method?
    • A. 

      Protective clothing

    • B. 

      Biohazard containers

    • C. 

      Sphygmomanometers

    • D. 

      Hand washing


  • 9. 
    Safe working conditions for employees are regulated by __________.
    • A. 

      FDA

    • B. 

      OSHA

    • C. 

      CDC

    • D. 

      CLSI


  • 10. 
    Which of the following are types of tourniquets used in specimen collection?
    • A. 

      Velcro

    • B. 

      Blood pressure cuff

    • C. 

      Pliable strap

    • D. 

      All of the above


  • 11. 
    The color of normal serum is usually __________.
    • A. 

      Straw to yellow

    • B. 

      Milky white

    • C. 

      Clear red

    • D. 

      Hazy brown


  • 12. 
    Which of the following conditions would stop a phlebotomist from drawing blood from a patient's vein?
    • A. 

      Same side mastectomy

    • B. 

      Recent heart attack

    • C. 

      IV in the opposite arm

    • D. 

      Active tuberculosis


  • 13. 
    Chemicals that precent blood from clotting are called __________.
    • A. 

      Preservatives

    • B. 

      Activators

    • C. 

      Anticoagulants

    • D. 

      Adhesives


  • 14. 
    Red and white blood cell counts are examples of __________ tests.
    • A. 

      Chemistry

    • B. 

      Blood banking

    • C. 

      Hematology

    • D. 

      Microbiology


  • 15. 
    Treating all specimens as if they are hazardous and infectionsis the basis for __________.
    • A. 

      Isolation

    • B. 

      Quality control

    • C. 

      Universal precautions

    • D. 

      Hazardous waste control


  • 16. 
    Drugs used to destroy or kill bacteria that cause disease, are called __________.
    • A. 

      Disinfectants

    • B. 

      Germicides

    • C. 

      Sterilizers

    • D. 

      Anitbiotics


  • 17. 
    When the heart is contracting, the pressure is highest. This pressure is called the __________. 
    • A. 

      Systolic pressure

    • B. 

      Diastollic pressure

    • C. 

      Heart pressure

    • D. 

      Arterial pressure


  • 18. 
    The process by which an object or area becomes unclean is known as __________.
    • A. 

      Contamination

    • B. 

      Infection

    • C. 

      Sterilization

    • D. 

      Colonization


  • 19. 
    The health care worker is protected by law if it can be determined that he or she acted as expected when compared with fellow workers. This is called __________.
    • A. 

      Respondent superior

    • B. 

      Reasonable care

    • C. 

      Duty of care

    • D. 

      None of the above


  • 20. 
    Which of the following is not known to transmit HIV?
    • A. 

      Vaginal secretions

    • B. 

      Breast milk

    • C. 

      Semen

    • D. 

      Sweat


  • 21. 
    Consent to treament based upon full understanging of all possible risks of unpreventable results of treatment is called __________.
    • A. 

      Contributory negligence

    • B. 

      Fraud

    • C. 

      Assumption of risk

    • D. 

      Proximate cause


  • 22. 
    Infections that can be spread from person to person are called __________.
    • A. 

      Environmental

    • B. 

      Communicable

    • C. 

      Indirect

    • D. 

      Vector-borne


  • 23. 
    A tube adapter that has been visibly contaminated with blood should be disposed of in __________.
    • A. 

      A sealed double bag

    • B. 

      The regular trash

    • C. 

      A biohazardous waste container

    • D. 

      A needle cutter


  • 24. 
    A violation of a person's right to have his or her name, photograph, or private affairs made public without giving consent is called __________.
    • A. 

      Assault

    • B. 

      Malpractice

    • C. 

      Invasion of privacy

    • D. 

      Battery


  • 25. 
    OSHA requires training and educational information on bloodborne pathogens to be given to employees __________.
    • A. 

      At a reasonable cost

    • B. 

      At no cost

    • C. 

      For a pre-agreed fee

    • D. 

      None of the above


  • 26. 
    Characteristics of capillaries include __________.
    • A. 

      Being thin-walled in structure

    • B. 

      Forming microscopic pathways

    • C. 

      Connecting arterioles with venules

    • D. 

      All of the above


  • 27. 
    Arterioles, the smallest arteries, subdivide into __________.
    • A. 

      Capillaries

    • B. 

      Bronchioles

    • C. 

      Venules

    • D. 

      Veins


  • 28. 
    The branch of study of moral issues, questions and problems arising in the practice of medicine and biomedical research is called __________.
    • A. 

      Philosophy

    • B. 

      Litigation

    • C. 

      Bioethics

    • D. 

      Morals


  • 29. 
    If tests require serim rather than a plasma, a tube with what color top should be drawn?
    • A. 

      Red

    • B. 

      Blue

    • C. 

      Green

    • D. 

      Purple


  • 30. 
    When using evacuated tubes for blood collection, it is crucial to remember to __________.
    • A. 

      Never to under fill tubes that contain anticoagulant

    • B. 

      Never to use tubes past their stated expiration date

    • C. 

      Immediately invert any tubes that contain additives

    • D. 

      All of the above


  • 31. 
    The rubber sleve (at the end opposite the needle tip) on an evacuated tube needle makes it possible for use with __________.
    • A. 

      Mulitple tubes

    • B. 

      Sterile technique

    • C. 

      Intravenous drips

    • D. 

      Blood cultures


  • 32. 
    Because bacteria and other microorganisms can be found anywhere, all health care personnel should maintain sterility when handling __________.
    • A. 

      IV supplies

    • B. 

      Catheters

    • C. 

      Instruments

    • D. 

      All of the above


  • 33. 
    When entering a room marked with isolation signs, __________.
    • A. 

      Ask a nurse if gown, mask or gloves are needed

    • B. 

      Ask the patient what the nurses wear

    • C. 

      Go on it, as short visits in isolation do not matter

    • D. 

      Read isolation signs to deternine what PPE is appropriate


  • 34. 
    What information must be included if the phlebotomist must manually label a blood collection tube from an outpatient?
    • A. 

      Patients full name and phlebotomist initials

    • B. 

      Date of patients birth and/or social security number

    • C. 

      Date and time of draw

    • D. 

      All of the above


  • 35. 
    The study of blood is called __________.
    • A. 

      Hematology

    • B. 

      Hematoxins

    • C. 

      Hemoglobin

    • D. 

      Hemolysis


  • 36. 
    The term asepsis literally means __________.
    • A. 

      Full of germs

    • B. 

      Infected

    • C. 

      Contaminated

    • D. 

      Without bacteria


  • 37. 
    The use if a chemical procedure to destory all microbial life including highly resistant bacterial endospores is called __________.
    • A. 

      Disinfection

    • B. 

      Detoxification

    • C. 

      Sterilization

    • D. 

      Acid washing


  • 38. 
    Capillary blood sampling may be used if the laboratory tests require __________.
    • A. 

      A large volume of blood

    • B. 

      Very little blood

    • C. 

      Type O blood

    • D. 

      An arterial stick


  • 39. 
    The tube to collect whole blood with an EDTA additive in it has a __________ stopper.
    • A. 

      Red

    • B. 

      Lavender

    • C. 

      Green

    • D. 

      Yellow


  • 40. 
    Diastolic pressure is __________.
    • A. 

      The bottom number of blood pressure readings

    • B. 

      The intermediate number of blood pressure readings

    • C. 

      The top number of blood pressure readings

    • D. 

      None of the above


  • 41. 
    Do not draw blood __________ an intravenous infusion.
    • A. 

      Before

    • B. 

      During

    • C. 

      Above

    • D. 

      After


  • 42. 
    Which of the following legally enforces the Bloodborne Pathogen Standard?
    • A. 

      FDA

    • B. 

      OSHA

    • C. 

      CDC

    • D. 

      The Joint Commission


  • 43. 
    Common syptoms of shock include all of the following except __________.
    • A. 

      Pale skin

    • B. 

      Increased shallow breathing rate

    • C. 

      Temperature

    • D. 

      Weak pulse


  • 44. 
    Which of the following causes AIDS?
    • A. 

      HBV

    • B. 

      HIV

    • C. 

      CMV

    • D. 

      RSV


  • 45. 
    Eating and drinking are permissible in a laboratory setting __________.
    • A. 

      At all times

    • B. 

      Only in designated clean areas

    • C. 

      After hours of operation

    • D. 

      As long as care is used


  • 46. 
    In health care, when all evaluated services and results compate within acceptable standards, principles of __________ are being used.
    • A. 

      Quality assurance

    • B. 

      Regulatory bodies

    • C. 

      Networking

    • D. 

      Risk management


  • 47. 
    The tissue that covers and protects the body is __________.
    • A. 

      Epithelial

    • B. 

      Connective

    • C. 

      Muscle

    • D. 

      Nerve


  • 48. 
    A possible cause of tube breakage during centrifugation might be __________.
    • A. 

      Too much blood in the tube

    • B. 

      Unbalanced centrifuge

    • C. 

      Not enough blood in the tube

    • D. 

      Centrifuging too long


  • 49. 
    A tube containing sodium citrate as an additive is the __________. 
    • A. 

      Green tube top

    • B. 

      Black tube top

    • C. 

      Blue tube top

    • D. 

      Yellow tube top


  • 50. 
    Lack of physical or mental fitness is __________.
    • A. 

      Malpractice

    • B. 

      Obesity

    • C. 

      Negligence

    • D. 

      Incompetence


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