NCCT - Medical Procedures - Part C - Phlebotomy

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Phlebotomy is the process in which a medical practitioner punctures a vein through a needle so as to extract blood or fluid that will be tested by a lab technician. The quiz below is on NCCT - Medical Procedures - Part C – Phlebotomy and is designed to see just how much you are prepared for the final exams. Give it a shot and keep on revising.


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  • 1. 
    THE BLOOD LANCET IS USED FOR THE COLLECTION OF BLOOD SPECIMENS BY?
    • A. 

      INJECTION

    • B. 

      SUCTION

    • C. 

      CUTTING

    • D. 

      SKIN PUNCTURE

  • 2. 
    THE STANDARD POINT OF THE LANCET TO BE USED WHEN COLLECTING BLOOD FROM A NEWBORN HEEL IS __________IN LENGTH? (NOTE: PLEASE CHECK CURRENT GUIDELINES, AS THIS CHANGES.)
    • A. 

      2.4 mm

    • B. 

      3.6 mm

    • C. 

      4.7 mm

    • D. 

      5.5 mm

  • 3. 
    THE MOST IMPORTANT STEP IN THE PERFORMANCE OF A VENIPUNCTURE IS?
    • A. 

      SELECTING THE CORRECT NEEDLE GAUGE

    • B. 

      SELECTING THE APPROPRIATE CLEANSING AGENT

    • C. 

      POSITIVELY IDENTIFYING THE PATIENT

    • D. 

      SELECTING THE APPROPRIATE TOURNIQUET

  • 4. 
    WHEN CLEANSING THE VENIPUNCTURE SITE, IT IS GOOD PRACTICE TO:
    • A. 

      WIPE THE SITE BACK & FORTH QUICKLY WITH AN ALCOHOL PREP

    • B. 

      BLOW ON THE ALCOHOL TO DRY IT SO IT DOESN'T BURN

    • C. 

      CLEANSE THE SITE FROM THE INSIDE OUT & ALLOW IT TO AIR DRY

    • D. 

      HAVE THE PATIENT WAVE THEIR ARM IN THE AIR TO DRY IT FASTER

  • 5. 
    TO DETERMINE THE SIZE OF THE NEEDLE REMEMBER THAT THE HIGHER THE GAUGE NUMBER THE __________ THE NEEDLE?
    • A. 

      LONGER

    • B. 

      SMALLER

    • C. 

      LARGER

    • D. 

      SHORTER

  • 6. 
    AN INSTRUMENT CALLED A CENTRIFUGE?
    • A. 

      FREEZES SPECIMENS

    • B. 

      HEATS SPECIMENS

    • C. 

      IS USED FOR INCUBATION

    • D. 

      SEPARATES THE CELLULAR & LIQUID PORTION OF THE BLOOD

  • 7. 
    RUBBER SLEEVES ON AN EVACUATED TUBE SYSTEM MAKE IT POSSIBLE FOR?
    • A. 

      STERILIZATION

    • B. 

      SLOWER DRAW OF BLOOD

    • C. 

      MULTIPLE USE

    • D. 

      FASTER DRAW OF BLOOD

  • 8. 
    PREPARING FOR A GLUCOSE TOLERANCE TEST __________ HOURS BEFORE OR DURING THE TEST, THE PATIENT SHOULD NOT EAT, SMOKE, DRINK COFFEE OR ALCOHOL?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      10

    • C. 

      1/2

    • D. 

      2

  • 9. 
    IN THE EVACUATED BLOOD COLLECTION SYSTEM THE EVACUATED GLASS TUBES COME IN DIFFERENT SIZES, AND THE STOPPERS ARE __________ TO DENOTE THE TYPE OF ADDITIVE OR LACK OF ONE?
    • A. 

      STRIPED

    • B. 

      SERRATED

    • C. 

      STAMPED

    • D. 

      COLOR CODED

  • 10. 
    DURING A VENIPUNCTURE, TO SECURE THE NEEDLE DURING INSERTION INTO THE TUBE STOPPER, YOU NEED A __________ ?
    • A. 

      HOLDER

    • B. 

      SLEEVE

    • C. 

      TAPE

    • D. 

      BALL OF COTTON

  • 11. 
    WHICH NEEDLE GAUGES ARE MOST COMMONLY USED FOR VENIPUNCTURE?
    • A. 

      24-25

    • B. 

      21-22

    • C. 

      19-20

    • D. 

      16-18

  • 12. 
    WHEN PERFORMING A VENIPUNCTURE, THE TOURNIQUET SHOULD BE WRAPPED AROUND THE ARM ABOUT 3-4 INCHES FROM WHERE YOU ARE GOING TO __________ FOR A VEIN?
    • A. 

      APPLY SOAP

    • B. 

      SCRAPE

    • C. 

      TAP

    • D. 

      FEEL

  • 13. 
    WHEN PERFORMING A VENIPUNCTURE, IF YOU HAVE THE PATIENT __________ THE VEINS WILL BECOME MORE PROMINENT?
    • A. 

      COUGH

    • B. 

      HOLD THEIR BREATH

    • C. 

      MAKE A FIST

    • D. 

      TAKE A DEEP BREATH

  • 14. 
    WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING IS FALSE?
    • A. 

      VEINS FEEL LIKE AN ELASTIC TUBE

    • B. 

      VEINS PULSATE

    • C. 

      VEINS GIVE UNDER PRESSURE

    • D. 

      VEINS GO IN DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS

  • 15. 
    USE YOUR INDEX FINGER WHEN YOU __________ FOR A VEIN?
    • A. 

      STICK

    • B. 

      SCRATCH

    • C. 

      PALPATE

    • D. 

      INJECT

  • 16. 
    ARTERIOLES ARE THE SMALLES TYPE OF?
    • A. 

      TENDONS

    • B. 

      ARTERIES

    • C. 

      BONES

    • D. 

      VEINS

  • 17. 
    THE MAXIMUM TIME A TOURNIQUET SHOULD BE TIED ON THE UPPER ARM WHILE DRAWING BLOOD IS?
    • A. 

      4 MINUTES

    • B. 

      3 MINUTES

    • C. 

      2 MINUTES

    • D. 

      1 MINUTE

  • 18. 
    TO CLEANSE THE TYPICAL VENIPUNCTURE SITE, BEGIN AT THE INTENDED SITE OF THE DRAW AND __________ ?
    • A. 

      WORK IN A CIRCLE TO THE PERIPHERY

    • B. 

      WIPE CAREFULLY BACK & FORTH

    • C. 

      CLEANSE VIGOROUSLY FOR 30 SECONDS

    • D. 

      USE A LIFTING MOTION TO MOVE AWAY FROM THE SKIN

  • 19. 
    THE VENIPUNCTURE SITE SHOULD BE CLEANSED WITH?
    • A. 

      A DAMP SOLUTION

    • B. 

      A PAPER TOWEL

    • C. 

      THE BACK OF YOUR HAND

    • D. 

      AN ALCOHOL PREP

  • 20. 
    WHEN USING A CENTRIFUGE, MAKE SURE EQUAL WEIGHTS ARE?
    • A. 

      SIDE BY SIDE

    • B. 

      LIQUID

    • C. 

      OPPOSITE EACH OTHER

    • D. 

      ONE SPACE APART

  • 21. 
    THE LID TO THE CENTRIFUGE SHOULD BE KEPT __________ WHEN IN USE?
    • A. 

      CLOSED

    • B. 

      OPEN

    • C. 

      AJAR

    • D. 

      LIFTED

  • 22. 
    WHEN USING AN EVACUATED TUBE FOR COLLECTION OF ELECTROLYTES USE A?
    • A. 

      BLUE-TOP TUBE

    • B. 

      RED-TOP TUBE

    • C. 

      BLACK-TOP TUBE

    • D. 

      LAVENDER-TOP TUBE

  • 23. 
    WHEN COLLECTING BLOOD FOR A HEMATOCRIT TEST USE A?
    • A. 

      LAVENDER-TOP EVACUATED TUBE

    • B. 

      RED-TOP EVACUATED TUBE

    • C. 

      BLUE-TOP EVACUATED TUBE

    • D. 

      YELLOW-TOP EVACUATED TUBE

  • 24. 
    WHEN COLLECTING BLOOD FOR CHOLESTEROL TESTS USE A __________ TOP EVACUATED TUBE?
    • A. 

      RED

    • B. 

      YELLOW

    • C. 

      BLUE

    • D. 

      LAVENDER

  • 25. 
    THE PRIMARY ANTICOAGULANT ADDITIVE EDTA REMOVES CALCIUM BY FORMING INSOLUBLE OR UN-IONIZED CALCIUM SALTS. IT HAS AN ADVANTAGE OF PREVENTING PLATELET CLUMPING & THE FORMATION OF ARTIFACTS, THEREFORE, GOOD FOR THE PREPARATION OF?
    • A. 

      BACKGROUND STAINING

    • B. 

      RED CELL PRESERVATION

    • C. 

      CLOTTING

    • D. 

      BLOOD FILMS

  • 26. 
    SODIUM CITRATE IS AN ANTICOAGULANT OF CHOICE FOR COAGULATION STUDIES BECAUSE IT PROTECTS CERTAIN AMOUNTS OF THE __________ ?
    • A. 

      PRO-COAGULANTS

    • B. 

      RED BLOOD CELLS

    • C. 

      WHITE BLOOD CELLS

    • D. 

      ENZYME INHIBITORS

  • 27. 
    THE TUBE TO COLLECT WHOLE BLOOD WITH AN ADDITIVE IN IT HAS A __________ STOPPER?
    • A. 

      RED

    • B. 

      LAVENDER

    • C. 

      GREEN

    • D. 

      YELLOW

  • 28. 
    THE COLOR CODING FOR A STOPPER OF A TUBE WITH NO ADDITIVES IS (FOR COLLECTION OF SERUM)?
    • A. 

      GREEN

    • B. 

      BLACK

    • C. 

      RED

    • D. 

      BLUE

  • 29. 
    AT THE LOCATION WHERE YOU ARE GOING TO FEEL FOR A VEIN, WRAP THE TOURNIQUET AROUND THE ARM APPROXIMATELY _____ ABOVE THE AREA?
    • A. 

      9-10 INCHES

    • B. 

      1 FOOT

    • C. 

      3-4 INCHES

    • D. 

      1 INCH

  • 30. 
    THE CEPHALIC, MEDIAL CUBITAL, AND BASILIC VEINS ARE __________ USED FOR VENIPUNCTURE?
    • A. 

      SELDOM

    • B. 

      NEVER

    • C. 

      DANGEROUS WHEN

    • D. 

      PRIMARILY

  • 31. 
    WHEN DOING A VENIPUNCTURE THE SYRINGE OR TUBE SHOULD BE __________ THE VENIPUNCTURE SITE TO PREVENT BACK-FLOW?
    • A. 

      ABOVE

    • B. 

      BELOW

    • C. 

      MOVED FROM SIDE TO SIDE

    • D. 

      MOVED IN & OUT

  • 32. 
    WHEN ANTICOAGULATED BLOOD IS CENTRIFUGED __________ GOES TO THE TOP OF THE TUBE?
    • A. 

      WHITE BLOOD CELLS

    • B. 

      RED BLOOD CELLS

    • C. 

      PLASMA

    • D. 

      WATER

  • 33. 
    WHEN ANTICOAGULATED BLOOD IS CENTRIFUGED __________ GOES TO THE BOTTOM OF THE TUBE?
    • A. 

      RED BLOOD CELLS

    • B. 

      WHITE BLOOD CELLS

    • C. 

      PLASMA

    • D. 

      WATER

  • 34. 
    WHEN COLLECTING BLOOD BY SKIN PUNCTURE ON AN INFANT, YOU SHOULD USE A?
    • A. 

      25 GA NEEDLE

    • B. 

      LANCET

    • C. 

      SCALPEL

    • D. 

      23 GA NEEDLE

  • 35. 
    THE TUBE USED TO COLLECT A BLOOD SAMPLE FOR A COMPLETE BLOOD COUNT (CBC) IS?
    • A. 

      RED TOP, NO ADDITIVE

    • B. 

      BLUE TOP, SODIUM CITRATE ADDITIVE

    • C. 

      LAVENDER TOP, ETHYLENEDIAMINETETRAACETIC ACID ADDITIVE

    • D. 

      GREEN TOP, LITHIUM HEPARIN ADDITIVE

  • 36. 
    WHICH OF THESE LAB TESTS MONITOR ANTICOAGULATION THERAPY?
    • A. 

      PT AND PTT

    • B. 

      T3 AND T4

    • C. 

      Hb AND Hct

    • D. 

      ABO AND Rh

  • 37. 
    WHICH ONE OF THE FOLLOWING EVACUATED TUBES WOULD BE DRAWN FIRST?
    • A. 

      RED

    • B. 

      LAVENDER

    • C. 

      GRAY

    • D. 

      GREEN

  • 38. 
    MAKING SURE THAT A TUBE IS CORRECTLY LABELED WITH THE PATIENT'S COMPLETE NAME & IDENTIFICATION NUMBER IS PART OF THE FACILITIES __________ PLAN?
    • A. 

      EXPOSURE CONTROL

    • B. 

      INCIDENT REPORT

    • C. 

      QUALITY CONTROL

    • D. 

      ALL CHOICES

  • 39. 
    WHEN PERFORMING A VENIPUNCTURE, IF NO BLOOD FLOWS INTO THE TUBE, HOW WOULD YOU CORRECT THIS SITUATION?
    • A. 

      GENTLY INSERT THE NEEDLE A LITTLE DEEPER

    • B. 

      GENTLY PULL THE NEEDLE OUT JUST A LITTLE

    • C. 

      REMOVE THE NEEDLE & TOURNIQUET AND PREPARE ANOTHER SITE

    • D. 

      ALL CHOICES COULD BE CORRECT

  • 40. 
    IF DURING A VENIPUNCTURE, A PATIENT HAS A SYNCOPAL EPISODE, WHAT WOULD BE YOUR BEST COURSE OF ACTION?
    • A. 

      CONTINUE THE DRAW, YOU NEED THE SPECIMEN

    • B. 

      REMOVE THE NEEDLE & TOURNIQUET AND LOWER THE PATIENT'S HEAD & ARMS

    • C. 

      BEGIN CPR & ACTIVATE 911

    • D. 

      RESTRAIN THE PATIENT TO KEEP THE PATIENT FROM CAUSING BODILY INJURY

  • 41. 
    THE MOST APPROPRIATE SITE FOR PERFOMING A CAPILLARY PUNCTURE IN A HEALTHY ADULT IS THE?
    • A. 

      GREAT TOE

    • B. 

      EARLOBES

    • C. 

      FINGERS

    • D. 

      FOREARMS

  • 42. 
    IT IS VERY IMPORTANT WHEN PERFORMING A CAPILLARY STICK TO DO WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING?
    • A. 

      WIPE AWAY THE FIRST DROP OF BLOOD

    • B. 

      TO FORCEFULLY MAKE THE PUNCTURE

    • C. 

      NOT USE ALCOHOL TO CLEAN THE SITE

    • D. 

      IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO DO ALL OF THE ABOVE

  • 43. 
    PERFORMING A __________ AS PART OF A COMPLETE COUNT DETERMINES THE RATIO OF THE VOLUME PACKED RED BLOOD CELLS TO THAT OF WHOLE BLOOD?
    • A. 

      DIFFERENTIAL

    • B. 

      HEMATOCRIT

    • C. 

      HEMOGLOBIN

    • D. 

      GLUCOSE

  • 44. 
    __________ VALUES ARE INCREASED IN INFECTIONS & INFLAMMATORY DISEASE?
    • A. 

      GLUCOSE

    • B. 

      HEMATOCRIT

    • C. 

      ERYTHROCYTE SEDIMENTATION RATES

    • D. 

      COAGULATION STUDIES

  • 45. 
    WHAT TYPE OF BLOOD SAMPLE WILL BE NEEDED TO PERFORM A HEMOGLOBIN TEST?
    • A. 

      EDTA ADDED

    • B. 

      SERUM ONLY

    • C. 

      WHITE BLOOD CELLS

    • D. 

      NO CORRECT ANSWER

  • 46. 
    HOW MANY HEMATOCRIT TUBES SHOULD BE COLLECTED FROM THE PATIENT?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      5

  • 47. 
    WHAT TYPE OF BLOOD SAMPLE IS NEEDED WHEN PERFORMING A PKU?
    • A. 

      VENIPUNCTURE

    • B. 

      CAPILLARY

    • C. 

      EITHER ONE IS ACCEPTABLE

    • D. 

      NO CORRECT ANSWER

  • 48. 
    A __________ IS A SMALL, STERILE, NEEDLE LIKE PIECE OF METAL USED TO MAKE SMALL PUNCTURES IN THE DERMIS?
    • A. 

      SCARIFICATOR

    • B. 

      FLEAM

    • C. 

      LANCET

    • D. 

      CUP

  • 49. 
    IN DRUG TESTING THE __________ REGULATES DESCRIBE HOW EVIDENCE IS TO BE COLLECTED & HANDLED?
    • A. 

      CHAIN OF COMMAND

    • B. 

      CHAIN OF CUSTODY

    • C. 

      PERSON IN CHARGE

    • D. 

      LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT

  • 50. 
    A(N) __________ REQUIRES THE PATIENT TO BE FASTING & THEN BLOOD IS TAKEN EVERY HOUR FOR A PREDETERMINED TIME?
    • A. 

      CHOLESTEROL TEST

    • B. 

      WHITE BLOOD CELL COUNT

    • C. 

      DIFFERENTIAL

    • D. 

      GLUCOSE TOLERANCE TEST