Phlebotomy Technician (NCPT) Test Prep

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Phlebotomy Technician (NCPT) Test Prep

The Phlebotomy Technician (NCPT) test is administered by the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT) and it'll be on for two hours and thirty minutes within which candidates are expected to finish their encounter with questions based on different topics such as Anatomy, Orders and Equipment Selection, Collection, Problems and Corrections as well as Quality and Professional issues. This examination prep is to help you in your preparations by helping discover your strengths as well as those areas you're yet to cover or cover well.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following is the purpose of warming infants prior to a heel puncture?
    • A. 

      To soften

    • B. 

      To increase flow of blood

    • C. 

      To decrease flow of blood

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    Which of the following statement is true?
    • A. 

      A tourniquet is very essential to effectively perform a finger stick

    • B. 

      A syringe isn't needed for a finger stick

    • C. 

      A lancet is very crucial in performing a finger stick

    • D. 

      B & C

  • 3. 
    Capillary tubes are responsible for collecting which of the following?
    • A. 

      Water

    • B. 

      Food

    • C. 

      Blood

    • D. 

      Waste

  • 4. 
    Why is it not encouraged to make use of the radial artery for arterial puncture? 
    • A. 

      It's small

    • B. 

      It's far to the skin surface

    • C. 

      It's difficult to access

    • D. 

      Lack of nearby nerve structure

  • 5. 
    Which of the following best defines hemodialysis?
    • A. 

      It's a process of collecting blood from a person whose kidneys are faulty

    • B. 

      It's the process through which the blood in the kidney is drained

    • C. 

      It's the process of purifying the blood of a person whose kidneys aren't functioning normally

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 6. 
    In other to have an effective and successful peak and trough sample, which of the following is the most important?
    • A. 

      Tubes

    • B. 

      Timing

    • C. 

      Puncturing site

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is the study of cells in the blood?
    • A. 

      Chemistry

    • B. 

      Biochemistry

    • C. 

      Hematology

    • D. 

      B & C

  • 8. 
    If tubes are chilled, which of the following will occur?
    • A. 

      Faster gel flow

    • B. 

      Stagnation of gel flow

    • C. 

      Slowed gel flow

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 9. 
    An increase in red blood cells due to a decrease in plasma volume is referred to as what? 
    • A. 

      Laparotomy

    • B. 

      Colitis

    • C. 

      Hemoconcentration

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 10. 
    When assessing a venipuncture site, which of the following is most appropriate?
    • A. 

      The use of sense of touch

    • B. 

      Use of sense of sight

    • C. 

      A & B

    • D. 

      None of the above