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Phlebotomy Questions and Answers (Q&A)

Everyone knows that the heart pumps blood to the rest of the body. However, there are steps that allows the blood to follow a certain path. First, the blood comes into the right atrium of the heart. It comes from the superior and inferior venae cavae. Then it goes into the tricuspid vale and then to the right ventricle.

Then it flows through the pulmonary semilunar valves and into the pulmonary trunk. It flows into the lungs. Then it moves it is oxygenated and flows back to the heart. It flows to the heart in the veins. Here it flows into the left atrium and then to the left ventricle. Finally, it moves into the aorta before it flows to the rest of the body.

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Superior & inferior vena cava (v.c)right atriumtricusped valveright ventriclepulmonary artery to lungs (aveoli)pulmonary vein left atriumbicuspis valveleft ventriclearota

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Provides quality of patient care and the preventing of mistakes and defects as it pertains to patient care.

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You must use a Lavender tube when drawing blood for a reticulocyteblood test.

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Light Blue (PTT) is drawn before Red!
Cortisol: SST (tiger top)
General Health Panel is pretty vague. It could be CMP (complete metabolic panel), CBC (complete blood count) and what I have read TSH. That test alone would require SST and Lavender-tube.

Order of draw: LB, SST, Lavender

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The proper order of draw for BUN, bilirubin and CBC is Tiger top, Lavender

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Quality assurance is a process that involves establishing ongoing procedures, policies and protocols to insure that all samples are collected and handled correctly sll the time.
Quality Assurance Programs track outcomes to make sure everything is right.

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They ask for Bilirubin also so should it not actually be: Tiger top, green, lavender?

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I thought that if a patient had an iv line that the nurse has to shut it off for 2 minutes, then you would flush and draw under the iv?

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