NCCT Phlebotomy Technician

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NCCT Phlebotomy Technician

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  • 1. 
    The forearm vein most commonly used for venipuncture is the?
    • A. 

      Median cubital

    • B. 

      Basilic

    • C. 

      Cephalic

    • D. 

      Radial

  • 2. 
    The smallest veins in the human body are known as?
    • A. 

      Venules

    • B. 

      Villi

    • C. 

      Bronchioles

    • D. 

      Lymph glands

  • 3. 
    The aorta branches into smaller divisions called arteries, which in turn branch into even smaller divisions called?
    • A. 

      Capillaries

    • B. 

      Venules

    • C. 

      Lymph glands

    • D. 

      Arterioles

  • 4. 
    The heart, lymphatic organs, and blood vessels are in the _________________system.
    • A. 

      Respiratory

    • B. 

      Cardiovascular

    • C. 

      Digestive

    • D. 

      Urinary

  • 5. 
    Characteristics of capillaries include?
    • A. 

      Having thin-walls

    • B. 

      Forming microscopic pathways

    • C. 

      Connecting arterioles with venules

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 6. 
    Within the capillaries, blood cell functions include?
    • A. 

      Releasing oxygen

    • B. 

      Binding carbon dioxide

    • C. 

      Eliminating waste

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 7. 
    The suffix  -URIA at the end of a medical term refers what body fluid?
    • A. 

      Blood

    • B. 

      CSF

    • C. 

      Urine

    • D. 

      Synovial fluid

  • 8. 
    The study of blood is known as?
    • A. 

      Hematology

    • B. 

      Hematoxylin

    • C. 

      Hemoglobin

    • D. 

      Hemolysis

  • 9. 
    The liver, stomach, mouth and pancreas are in the ___________________system.
    • A. 

      Reproductive

    • B. 

      Digestive

    • C. 

      Muscular

    • D. 

      Sensory

  • 10. 
    The most important step to ensure accuracy in sample collection is?
    • A. 

      Recording the time accurately

    • B. 

      By always wearing gloves

    • C. 

      Keeping the patient supine

    • D. 

      Identifying the patient properly

  • 11. 
    The bladder, urethra, kidneys, and ureters are in the _____________system.
    • A. 

      Urinary

    • B. 

      Reproductive

    • C. 

      Respiratory

    • D. 

      Muscular

  • 12. 
    When you send specimens in the mail, the label should state?
    • A. 

      Biohazardous materials

    • B. 

      In case of breakage, send to CDC

    • C. 

      Address of lab

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 13. 
    When you send blood tubes by mail for analysis in a watertight container, they should be enclosed in?
    • A. 

      Secure certified mail envelope

    • B. 

      Overnight envelope

    • C. 

      Second durable watertight container

    • D. 

      Paper box

  • 14. 
    Contaminated laundry should be_______________where it was soiled.
    • A. 

      Destroyed at the location

    • B. 

      Transported away from the location

    • C. 

      Disinfected or discarded at the location

    • D. 

      Bagged or containerized at the location

  • 15. 
    A specific eye, mouth, other mucous membrane, non-intact skin, or parenteral contact with blood or other potentially infectious materials that results from the performance of an employees duties is called?
    • A. 

      Hazardous exposure

    • B. 

      Occupational hazard

    • C. 

      Unfortunate incident

    • D. 

      Exposure incident

  • 16. 
    In the health care field when all evaluated services and the results compare with accepted standards, principles of _________________ have been used.
    • A. 

      Quality assurance

    • B. 

      Regulatory bodies

    • C. 

      Networking

    • D. 

      Management

  • 17. 
    The federal government requires that specimens are transported or shipped in?
    • A. 

      Paper containers

    • B. 

      Watertight containers

    • C. 

      Cardboard containers

    • D. 

      Egg crate containers

  • 18. 
    The classification the physician's office laboratory (POL) falls into will be determined by?
    • A. 

      Complexity of laboratory tests performed

    • B. 

      Number of employees warking there

    • C. 

      Ratio of male to female employees

    • D. 

      Length of time in operation

  • 19. 
    Tests that basically pose insignificant risks to patients if errors occur in the test performance are called?
    • A. 

      Waived tests

    • B. 

      Level I laboratory tests

    • C. 

      Level II laboratory tests

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 20. 
    To use a physical-chemical procedure to destroy all microbial life including highly resistant bacterial endospores is to?
    • A. 

      Eradicate

    • B. 

      Sterlize

    • C. 

      Toxify

    • D. 

      Acid wash

  • 21. 
    _______________is the single most important source of HIV and HBV in the workplace.
    • A. 

      Semen

    • B. 

      Saliva in dental procedures

    • C. 

      Pleural fluid

    • D. 

      Blood

  • 22. 
    OSHA requires that training and educational infomation on bloodborne pathogens be provided to hospital or clinical employees___________.
    • A. 

      In large workplaces only

    • B. 

      If anyone has had an accident

    • C. 

      At no cost to them

    • D. 

      Only if they request it

  • 23. 
    All workers whose jobs involve participation in tasks or activities with exposure to blood or other body fluids, to which universal percautions apply, should be vaccinated with a __________ vaccine.
    • A. 

      Human immunodeficiency

    • B. 

      Hepatitis C

    • C. 

      Hepatitis B

    • D. 

      Small pox

  • 24. 
    After they are used, disposable syringes and needles, scalpel blades and other sharp items, should be placed in_______________containers for disposal.
    • A. 

      OSHA

    • B. 

      Sanitized

    • C. 

      Puncture-resistant

    • D. 

      Biodegradable

  • 25. 
    Broken glassware that may be contaminated should be picked up by?
    • A. 

      An environmental control specialist

    • B. 

      Someone who's not afraid to do it

    • C. 

      Mechanical means (broom/dustpan)

    • D. 

      End of shift

  • 26. 
    ____________are contaminate objects that can penetrate the skin including, but not limited to needles, scapels, broken glass, broken capillary tubes, and exposed ends of dental wires.
    • A. 

      Infectious waste materials

    • B. 

      Disposable devices

    • C. 

      Contaminated Sharps

    • D. 

      Dangerous incisors

  • 27. 
    Reasonable possibility of skin, eye, mucous membrane, or parenteral contact with blood or other potentially infectious materials that may result from the performance of an employee's regular duties is termed?
    • A. 

      Occupational exposure

    • B. 

      Bioharzardous probability

    • C. 

      Job-related infestation

    • D. 

      Professional acquisition

  • 28. 
    All of the following are examples of "Personal Protective Equipment" except_______.
    • A. 

      Uniforms

    • B. 

      Gloves

    • C. 

      Aprons

    • D. 

      Masks

  • 29. 
    If blood does not appear in an evacuated tube upon venipuncture, a phlebotomist's first course of action should be to?
    • A. 

      Pop the tourniquet and tie it tighter

    • B. 

      Pull the needle out and start over

    • C. 

      Slightly reposition the needle

    • D. 

      Push the needle further up the lumen

  • 30. 
    A patient in reverse isolation has been so places because s/he _________________,
    • A. 

      Needs protection from others carrying infection

    • B. 

      Has tuberculosis or a similar respiratory disease

    • C. 

      Needs to keep all blood and body fluids away from staff

    • D. 

      Has no infection in a wound or atop the skin

  • 31. 
    A phase of laboratory testing that refers to test orders, test collection and test sample preparation are all part of the ________________phase.
    • A. 

      Exponential

    • B. 

      Pre-analytical

    • C. 

      Testing

    • D. 

      Post-prandial

  • 32. 
    The study of all aspects of disease in the body is known as?
    • A. 

      Phlebotomy

    • B. 

      Hematology

    • C. 

      Histology

    • D. 

      Pathology

  • 33. 
    The artery located in the groin, lateral to the femur bone, which is used as an alternative site for arterial blood gas collections is the?
    • A. 

      Radial

    • B. 

      Ulnar

    • C. 

      Carotid

    • D. 

      Femoral

  • 34. 
    The federal law that was expanded in 2000 to protect the confidentiality of electronically stored health information is abbrediated as?
    • A. 

      CLIA

    • B. 

      EPA

    • C. 

      HIPAA

    • D. 

      OSHA

  • 35. 
    A 24-hour urine specimen must be kept_______.
    • A. 

      At room temperature

    • B. 

      Warm

    • C. 

      Refrigerated

    • D. 

      Frozen

  • 36. 
    A chronic disease in which the pancreas fails to secrete enough insulin is called?
    • A. 

      Diabetes mellitus

    • B. 

      High blood pressure

    • C. 

      Renal disease

    • D. 

      AIDS

  • 37. 
    The purpose of the bleeding time test is to assess___________.
    • A. 

      Platelet plug formation in the capillaries

    • B. 

      The pressure of the blood vessesl

    • C. 

      Elasticity in the major blood vessels

    • D. 

      The amount of blockage in the veins

  • 38. 
    Diurnal rhythms refer to variations in the body's functions or fluids that occur during_____________.
    • A. 

      Nighttime

    • B. 

      Every 24 hours

    • C. 

      Cyclically once per month

    • D. 

      Sleep

  • 39. 
    Another name for red blood cells is?
    • A. 

      Platelets

    • B. 

      Leukocytes

    • C. 

      Bone marrow

    • D. 

      Erythrocytes

  • 40. 
    EMLA is an emulsion of lidocaine and prilocaine that can be used to ___________.
    • A. 

      Sterlize a venipuncture site

    • B. 

      Anticoagulate whole blood

    • C. 

      Topically anestetize a draw site

    • D. 

      Put a phlebotomy patient under

  • 41. 
    An appropriate means of communicating with a patient who is profoundly hearing impaired might include.
    • A. 

      Trying to speak a little louder

    • B. 

      Talking only to a hearing relative

    • C. 

      Using written communication

    • D. 

      Ignoring the patient entirely

  • 42. 
    Some suggested methods for controlling on the job stress during phlebotomy might include?
    • A. 

      Reading the newspaper while working

    • B. 

      Drinking lots of coffee

    • C. 

      Taking deep breaths if anxious

    • D. 

      Screaming to rid oneself of anger

  • 43. 
    In performing phlebotomy on children, it is best to?
    • A. 

      Talk softly and gently

    • B. 

      Enlist the help of parents

    • C. 

      Tell the truth if asked

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 44. 
    In approaching an elderly patient, it is appropriate to call the patient by name using?
    • A. 

      Miss, Mrs, or Mr.

    • B. 

      His/her first name

    • C. 

      His/her nick name

    • D. 

      Something like "honey"

  • 45. 
    A patient who is making a fist and frowing is exhibiting ____________ body language.
    • A. 

      Positive

    • B. 

      Compliant

    • C. 

      Excited

    • D. 

      Uncooperative

  • 46. 
    A rubber or plastic tube used to drain or inject flui through a body opening is called?
    • A. 

      Injection

    • B. 

      Venipuncture

    • C. 

      Catheter

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 47. 
    Each and every patient is entitled to _______________ as a part of his/her patient rights.
    • A. 

      Respect and complete care

    • B. 

      What he can afford

    • C. 

      How much insurance he has

    • D. 

      What his family can afford

  • 48. 
    Conduct, courtesy, and manners, customary in the medical profession, is called?
    • A. 

      Ethics

    • B. 

      Judgment

    • C. 

      Tort

    • D. 

      Medical etiquette

  • 49. 
    Redirecting a needle during venipuncture is sometimes necessary when _________/
    • A. 

      The vein was not properly anchored

    • B. 

      The patient moves unexpectedly

    • C. 

      Blood flow starts, and then stops

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 50. 
    The branch of study of moral issues, questions, and problems arising in the practice of medicine and biomedical research is called?
    • A. 

      Bioethics

    • B. 

      Litigation

    • C. 

      Biocommunication

    • D. 

      Privileged communication

  • 51. 
    Forcing venipuncture on a patient who has refused it would be considered?
    • A. 

      Assault

    • B. 

      Battery

    • C. 

      Slander

    • D. 

      Contributory negligence

  • 52. 
    A phlebotomist who attempts to draw blood without sufficient training could be accused of ________________ if the procedure is performed incorrectly, causing harm to the patient.
    • A. 

      Duty of care

    • B. 

      Abandonment

    • C. 

      Negligence

    • D. 

      Incompetence

  • 53. 
    Permission granted by a person voluntarily (and in his right mind) is ?
    • A. 

      Consent

    • B. 

      Litigation

    • C. 

      Breach

    • D. 

      Duty of care

  • 54. 
    Failure to do something a reasonable person would do under ordinary circumstances, or doing something a resonable person would not do under ordinary circumstances thereby causing harm to another person is called?
    • A. 

      Malpractice

    • B. 

      Negligence

    • C. 

      Slander

    • D. 

      Defamation

  • 55. 
    Information given by a patient to medical personnel that cannot be disclosed without consent constitutes?
    • A. 

      Duty of care

    • B. 

      Negligence

    • C. 

      Judgment

    • D. 

      Privileged communicatioon

  • 56. 
    A violation of a person's right no to have his or her name, photograph, or private affairs made public without giving consent is?
    • A. 

      False imprisonment

    • B. 

      Malpractice

    • C. 

      Invasion of privacy

    • D. 

      Statute

  • 57. 
    The ability to see things from another person's point of view is?
    • A. 

      Consent

    • B. 

      Ethics

    • C. 

      Sympathy

    • D. 

      Empathy

  • 58. 
    Negligence by a professional person is called?
    • A. 

      Invasion of privacy

    • B. 

      Slander

    • C. 

      Malpractice

    • D. 

      Tort

  • 59. 
    Law protects the health worker if it can be determined that he or she acted reasonably as compared with fellow workers; this is called?
    • A. 

      Negligence

    • B. 

      Resonable care

    • C. 

      Duty of care

    • D. 

      Statute

  • 60. 
    According to OSHA, a contaminated needle may be safely discarded into a __________.
    • A. 

      Hard sided trash can

    • B. 

      Sharps container

    • C. 

      Plastic cup

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 61. 
    In most hospitals, a phlebotomist with a cough may draw blood from a patient provided the _________________.
    • A. 

      Patient is not in reverse isolation

    • B. 

      Phlebotomist wears a mask

    • C. 

      Phlebotomist does not have a fever

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 62. 
    When drawing blood from pediatric inpatients, a phlebotomist can increase safety for the patients by?
    • A. 

      Getting help to hold the patient securely during the draw

    • B. 

      Using a smaller bore needle and smaller collection tubes

    • C. 

      Making sure the dedrails are left raised if found that way

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 63. 
    To eliminate bacteria from the skin of a bacterial culture venipuncture site, ____________ is sometimes used in addition to alcohol in the skin cleansing process.
    • A. 

      Chlorine bleach

    • B. 

      Iodine

    • C. 

      Asprin

    • D. 

      Ammonia

  • 64. 
    The term that refers to right and wrong conduct is?
    • A. 

      Empathy

    • B. 

      Sympathy

    • C. 

      Ethics

    • D. 

      Rights

  • 65. 
    A vein might be prone to collapse if the _____________.1.  vacuum tube is too large for vein2.  syringe plunger was pulled back to quickly3.  vacuum tube lost it vacuum4.  tourniquet was too tight
    • A. 

      1,2,3,4

    • B. 

      1,2,3

    • C. 

      1, 2

    • D. 

      3,4

  • 66. 
    An unlawful threat or attempt to do bodily injury to another is?
    • A. 

      Litigation

    • B. 

      Assault

    • C. 

      Crime

    • D. 

      Libel

  • 67. 
    When performing heelsticks on infants in a hospital nursery, it is important never to?
    • A. 

      Wash your hands

    • B. 

      Share supplies from one infant to another

    • C. 

      Wake up a sleeping infant

    • D. 

      Touch the infant in any way

  • 68. 
    The most prevalent type of nosocomial infections are those of the ____________.
    • A. 

      Skin

    • B. 

      Digestive tract

    • C. 

      Gastrointestinal tract

    • D. 

      Urinary tract

  • 69. 
    Phlebotomists have a statistically greater chance of contracting __________ in a work-related incident than they do of contracting AIDS.
    • A. 

      Mononucleosis

    • B. 

      Hepatitis

    • C. 

      Cancer

    • D. 

      Strep throat

  • 70. 
    Hemolysis would cause rejection of a sample collected for ______________ testing.
    • A. 

      Potassium

    • B. 

      Pregnancy

    • C. 

      Rubella

    • D. 

      Pyruvate

  • 71. 
    When delivering blood samples to a laboratory, they should always be transported ______.
    • A. 

      Inside sealed plastic bags

    • B. 

      Inside triple-sealed plastic bags

    • C. 

      Inside brown paper sacks

    • D. 

      Individually boxed

  • 72. 
    If a biohazard spills in the laboratory, a phlebotomist should first try to?
    • A. 

      Call a physician to the site

    • B. 

      Wash his or her hands

    • C. 

      Contain the spill safely

    • D. 

      Pull the fire alarm

  • 73. 
    The ___________ must be followed exactly whenever drawing patient test samples that may be used in a legal proceeding.
    • A. 

      Chain of command

    • B. 

      Chain of custody

    • C. 

      Standard deviation

    • D. 

      Coefficient of variation

  • 74. 
    Which of these test samples are light sensitive?
    • A. 

      Arterial Blood gases

    • B. 

      Ammonia

    • C. 

      Bilirubin

    • D. 

      ACTH

  • 75. 
    The anticoagulant SPS (sodium polyanetholesulfonate) is recommended for use in blood cultures because it ______________.
    • A. 

      Is less expensive than most

    • B. 

      Has a longer hal-life than most

    • C. 

      Does not inhibit bacterial growth

    • D. 

      Is completely biodegradable

  • 76. 
    Before entering an inpatient room if the door is closed, the phlebotomist should always?
    • A. 

      Knock

    • B. 

      Ask for permission to enter

    • C. 

      Check for isolation signage

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 77. 
    Before entering designated isolation rooms, phlebotomists should always ___________.
    • A. 

      Put on masks and foot coverings

    • B. 

      Put on gowns and tie them

    • C. 

      Call a nurse or physician

    • D. 

      Check requirements on signs

  • 78. 
    The single most important means of preventing the spread of infection in a hospital is by?
    • A. 

      Wearing gowns

    • B. 

      Hand washing

    • C. 

      Using disposables

    • D. 

      Keeping rooms clean

  • 79. 
    If a blood sample should be collected 2 hours post-prandial, the phlebotomist should collect the sample _________.
    • A. 

      2 hours after a meal

    • B. 

      2 hours before bedtime

    • C. 

      2 hours after wake-up

    • D. 

      2 hours before a meal

  • 80. 
    The anticoagulant EDTA works by _______.
    • A. 

      Binding calcium

    • B. 

      Binding prothrobin

    • C. 

      Inactivating thrombin

    • D. 

      Lysis of red blood cells

  • 81. 
    A pre-warming technique may be used to _____________.
    • A. 

      Keep the patient warm during phlebotomy

    • B. 

      Warm the vacuum tubes for testing

    • C. 

      Increase patient's tendency to bleed

    • D. 

      Separate plasma from formed elements

  • 82. 
    Knowing when to collect peak and through levels is important when drawing?
    • A. 

      Blood cultures

    • B. 

      Therapeutic drugs

    • C. 

      Cortisol levels

    • D. 

      Estrogen levels

  • 83. 
    The role of all anticoagulants is ultimately to prevent formation of?
    • A. 

      Fibrin

    • B. 

      Factor VII

    • C. 

      Platelets

    • D. 

      Collagen

  • 84. 
    If the tourniquet is not released before the needle is withdrawn from the arm during venipuncture, this will most likely result in ________.
    • A. 

      Bleeding from the site

    • B. 

      Syncope in the phlebotomist

    • C. 

      Bruising at the base of the arm

    • D. 

      Inaccurate test results

  • 85. 
    If a patient is prone to syncope during venipuncture, the phlebotomist should?
    • A. 

      Cancel the order entirely

    • B. 

      Tie the tourniquet tighter

    • C. 

      Watch in case of fainting

    • D. 

      Use caffeine as a stimulant

  • 86. 
    A tube of blood that arrives in the laboratory without a label must be?
    • A. 

      Labeled by the phlebotomist

    • B. 

      Labeled by the doctor

    • C. 

      Labeled by the nurse

    • D. 

      Rejected automatically

  • 87. 
    Skin punctures may be indicated for use when?
    • A. 

      The patient is an infant, toddler or preschooler

    • B. 

      Only a small amount of blood is needed

    • C. 

      Patient veins need to be preserved for IV therapy

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 88. 
    All specimens should be labeled with _________.
    • A. 

      Patient's name (and numeric ID)

    • B. 

      Date and time the specimen was drawn

    • C. 

      Collector's initials

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 89. 
    When performing a skin puncture, squeezing the finger too tightly may dilute the blood with _______________ and ruin the test.
    • A. 

      Swab particles

    • B. 

      Alcohol

    • C. 

      Skin particles

    • D. 

      Tissue fluid

  • 90. 
    One test often used to assess hemostasis before surgery is ___________.
    • A. 

      Blood culture

    • B. 

      Hemoglogin

    • C. 

      Platelet count

    • D. 

      Bleeding time

  • 91. 
    One possible cause of unexpected clotting in an anticoagulated blood tube might be?
    • A. 

      Insufficient mixing

    • B. 

      Unbalanced centrifuge

    • C. 

      Traumatized specimen

    • D. 

      Incomplete filling of the tube

  • 92. 
    When performing a venipuncture, position the bevel of the needle ________.
    • A. 

      Facing up

    • B. 

      Facing down

    • C. 

      Turned sideways

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 93. 
    The purpose of doing blood cultures is to detect?
    • A. 

      Anemia

    • B. 

      Cholesterol

    • C. 

      Cancer

    • D. 

      Septicemia

  • 94. 
    Anticoagulants are used to __________.
    • A. 

      Fighting infection

    • B. 

      Prevent blood from clotting

    • C. 

      Neutralize stomach acid

    • D. 

      Inhibit bacterial growth

  • 95. 
    White blood cells help the body by __________.
    • A. 

      Crying oxygen to the tissue

    • B. 

      Collecting waste products

    • C. 

      Defending against foreign invaders

    • D. 

      Assisting in hemostasis

  • 96. 
    Platelets help the circulation by __________.
    • A. 

      Carying oxygen

    • B. 

      Collecting waste products

    • C. 

      Participating in hemostasis

    • D. 

      Defending against foreign invaders

  • 97. 
    When blood seeps into the surrounding fissue during a venipuncture, a __________ may form.
    • A. 

      Petechia

    • B. 

      Carbuncle

    • C. 

      Hematoma

    • D. 

      Hemolysis

  • 98. 
    In a patient with a clotting disorder, pressure should be applied to the puncture site for at least _____________ after venipuncture to insure blood stoppage.
    • A. 

      3 minutes

    • B. 

      5 minutes

    • C. 

      7 minutes

    • D. 

      10 minutes

  • 99. 
    Use a __________ - topped evacuated tube for collection of blood for a CBC test.
    • A. 

      Black

    • B. 

      Lavender

    • C. 

      Red

    • D. 

      Blue

  • 100. 
    Use a _________________ - topped evacuated tube for collection of blood for electrolyte testing.
    • A. 

      Yellow

    • B. 

      Blue

    • C. 

      Red

    • D. 

      Lavender

  • 101. 
    Use a _________________ - topped evacuated tube for collection of blood for cholesterol testing.
    • A. 

      Red

    • B. 

      Yellow

    • C. 

      Blue

    • D. 

      Lavender

  • 102. 
    Sodium citrate is an anticoagulant of choice for coagulation studies because it protects ___________,
    • A. 

      Clotting factors

    • B. 

      Red blood cells

    • C. 

      White blood cells

    • D. 

      Enzyme inhibitors

  • 103. 
    The trachea, nose, lungs and pharynx are in the ___________system.
    • A. 

      Respiratory

    • B. 

      Skeletal

    • C. 

      Nervous

    • D. 

      Sensory

  • 104. 
    The sebaceous glands, skin, hair, and nails are in the _______________ system.
    • A. 

      Nervous

    • B. 

      Cardiovascular

    • C. 

      Integumentary

    • D. 

      Sensory

  • 105. 
    The body system that is a primary regulator of hormones is the ___________system.
    • A. 

      Reproductive

    • B. 

      Endocrine

    • C. 

      Integumentary

    • D. 

      Cardiovascular

  • 106. 
    Neutrophils, eosinophils, basophils, lymphocytes and monocytes are types of __________,
    • A. 

      Coagulation factors

    • B. 

      Anticoagulants

    • C. 

      Red blood cells

    • D. 

      White blood cells

  • 107. 
    The common name for the thrombocyte is the ___________,
    • A. 

      Red blood cell

    • B. 

      White blood cell

    • C. 

      Platelet

    • D. 

      Bone marrow

  • 108. 
    The liquid portion of an anticoagulated blood sample is know as _________.
    • A. 

      Serum

    • B. 

      Clot

    • C. 

      Plasma

    • D. 

      Hematocrit

  • 109. 
    The instrument that measures blood pressure is called a _________________.
    • A. 

      Sphygmomanometer

    • B. 

      Hydration barometer

    • C. 

      Temperature probe

    • D. 

      Co-oximeter

  • 110. 
    An artery can be distiguished from a vein because an artery will be __________.
    • A. 

      Harder

    • B. 

      A different color

    • C. 

      Pulsating

    • D. 

      Softer

  • 111. 
    Lancets are used to collect blood samples by ___________.
    • A. 

      Venipuncture

    • B. 

      Arterial puncture

    • C. 

      Venous accession devices

    • D. 

      Capillary or skin puncture

  • 112. 
    Oral glucose tolerance test is used for detection of _______________,
    • A. 

      Hepatitis

    • B. 

      Diabetes

    • C. 

      Mononucleosis

    • D. 

      AIDS

  • 113. 
    The abbreviation VAD is commonly used in hospitals to refer to?
    • A. 

      Venous anesthetic devices

    • B. 

      Venous access devices

    • C. 

      Various anesthetic devices

    • D. 

      Variable antiseptic dilutions

  • 114. 
    To determine the size of the needle, remember that the higher the guage, the ____________.
    • A. 

      Longer the needle length

    • B. 

      Smaller the needle bore

    • C. 

      Shorter the needle length

    • D. 

      Larger the leedle bore

  • 115. 
    Adult capillary punctures most often involve use of the _______________ finger(s).
    • A. 

      Second (index)

    • B. 

      Second and third (index and middle)

    • C. 

      Third and fourth (middle and ring)

    • D. 

      Little (fifth)

  • 116. 
    A centrifuge is used in a clinical labortory setting to _____________.
    • A. 

      Sort tubes of different colors

    • B. 

      Store tubes at correct temperatures

    • C. 

      Measure blood oxygen levels

    • D. 

      Separate liquid from cells in blood

  • 117. 
    When preparing a blood smear directly from a skin puncture, it is best to _________.
    • A. 

      Use plastic slides instead of glass

    • B. 

      Make it as thick as possible

    • C. 

      Wipe away the first drop of blood

    • D. 

      Add sodium citrate to the blood