NCCT Practice Test - Lab Review Part One

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NCCT Quizzes & Trivia

This is the review questions from the large book for the NCCT MA exam.


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
    • A. 

      2.4 MM

    • B. 

      3.6MM

    • C. 

      4.7MM

    • D. 

      5.5 MM

  • 3. 
    The most important step in the performance of a venipuncture is _____.
    • A. 

      Correct needle gauge

    • B. 

      Appropriate cleansing agent

    • C. 

      Positively identifying the patient

    • D. 

      Appropriate tourniquet

  • 4. 
    To determine the size of the needle remember the higher the gauge number the _____ the needle
    • A. 

      Longer

    • B. 

      Smaller

    • C. 

      Larger

    • D. 

      Shorter

  • 5. 
    An instrument called a centrifuge ______.
    • A. 

      Freezes specimens

    • B. 

      Heats specimens

    • C. 

      Is used for incubation

    • D. 

      Separates the cellular and liquid portion of the blood

  • 6. 
    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

  • 7. 
    When cleansing the venipuncture site, it is good practice to:
    • A. 

      Wipe the site back and forth quickly with an alcohol prep

    • B. 

      Blow on the alcohol to dry it so it doesnt burn

    • C. 

      Cleanse the site from the inside out and allow to air dry

    • D. 

      Have the patient wave the arm in the air to dry it faster

  • 8. 
    Preparing for a glucose tolerance test _____ hours before or during the test, the patient should not eat, smoke, drink coffee or alcohol.
    • A. 

      One

    • B. 

      Ten

    • C. 

      One half

    • D. 

      Two

  • 9. 
    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

  • 10. 
    In the evacuated blood collection system the evacuated glass tubes come in different sizes, and the stoppers are ____ to denote the typeof additive or lack of one. 
    • A. 

      Striped

    • B. 

      Stamped

    • C. 

      Serrated

    • D. 

      Color coded

  • 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 three to four inces 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 different directions

  • 15. 
    Use your index finger when you ____ for a vein.
    • A. 

      Stick

    • B. 

      Scratch

    • C. 

      Palpate

    • D. 

      Inject

  • 16. 
    Arterioles are the smallest 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 and 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 the 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. 

      Balck-top tube

    • D. 

      Lavender-top tube

  • 23. 
    When collecting blood for a hematocrit test use a ______.
    • A. 

      Lavender-top

    • B. 

      Red-top

    • C. 

      Blue-top

    • D. 

      Yellow-top

  • 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 and the formation of artifacts, therefore, good for the preparation of ____.
    • A. 

      Background staining

    • B. 

      Red cell preservation

    • C. 

      Clotting

    • D. 

      Blood films