NCCT Exam: Medical Procedures (Phlebotomy) Practice Test

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NCCT Exam: Medical Procedures (Phlebotomy) Practice Test

Phlebotomy is when a medical practitioner punctures a vein through a needle to extract blood or fluid tested by a lab technician. The practice test below is on the NCCT exam- medical procedures (phlebotomy) and is designed to see just how much you are prepared for the final exams. Give it a shot and keep on revising.


Questions and Answers
  • 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