Official NCCT Phlebotomy Certification Examination Review

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Official NCCT Phlebotomy Certification Examination Review

This is a review that can be purchased from the official NCCT website, and I decided to try and help out some fellow students by posting it on here. I hope it is helpful.


Questions and Answers
  • 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. 

      Villi

    • B. 

      Bronchioles

    • C. 

      Venules

    • D. 

      Lymph glands

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

      Capillaries

    • B. 

      Arterioles

    • C. 

      Venules

    • D. 

      Lymph glands

  • 4. 
    Characteristics of capillaries include ____________.
    • A. 

      Having thin walls

    • B. 

      Forming microscopic pathways

    • C. 

      Connecting arterioles with venules

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 5. 
    Within the capillaries, blood cell functions include _________.
    • A. 

      Releasing oxygen

    • B. 

      Binding carbon dioxide

    • C. 

      Eliminating waste

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 6. 
    The heart, lymphatic organs, and blood vessels are in the __________ system.
    • A. 

      Respiratory

    • B. 

      Cardiovascular

    • C. 

      Digestive

    • D. 

      Urinary

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

      Blood stream

    • B. 

      Urine

    • C. 

      Kidney

    • 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. 

      Sensory

    • C. 

      Digestive

    • D. 

      Muscular

  • 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. 
    The trachea, nose, lungs, and pharynx are in the __________ system.
    • A. 

      Skeletal

    • B. 

      Respiratory

    • C. 

      Nervous

    • D. 

      Sensory

  • 13. 
    The sebaceous glands, skin, hair, and nails are in the ________ system.
    • A. 

      Nervous

    • B. 

      Cardiovascular

    • C. 

      Sensory

    • D. 

      Integumentary

  • 14. 
    The body system that is a primary regulator of hormones is the __________ system.
    • A. 

      Reproductive

    • B. 

      Endocrine

    • C. 

      Integumentary

    • D. 

      Cardiovascular

  • 15. 
    Neutrophils, eosinophils, basophils, lymphocytes, and monocytes are types of ___________.
    • A. 

      Red blood cells

    • B. 

      Coagulation factors

    • C. 

      Anticoagulants

    • D. 

      White blood cells

  • 16. 
    The common name for the thrombocyte is the ____________.
    • A. 

      Red blood cell

    • B. 

      White blood cell

    • C. 

      Bone marrow

    • D. 

      Platelet

  • 17. 
    The liquid portion of an anticoagulated blood sample is known as ___________.
    • A. 

      Serum

    • B. 

      Clot

    • C. 

      Plasma

    • D. 

      Hematocrit

  • 18. 
    The instrument that measures blood pressure is called a ______________.
    • A. 

      Sphygmomonometer

    • B. 

      Hydration barometer

    • C. 

      Temperature probe

    • D. 

      Co-oximeter

  • 19. 
    An artery can be distinguished from a vein because an artery will be __________.
    • A. 

      Harder

    • B. 

      Pulsating

    • C. 

      A different color

    • D. 

      Softer

  • 20. 
    Lancets are used to collect blood samples by ______________.
    • A. 

      Venipuncture

    • B. 

      Arterial puncture

    • C. 

      Venous accession devices

    • D. 

      Capillary or skin puncture

  • 21. 
    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

  • 22. 
    To determine the size of the needle, remember that the higher the gauge, the ___________.
    • A. 

      Longer the needle length

    • B. 

      Smaller the needle bore

    • C. 

      Smaller the needle length

    • D. 

      Larger the needle bore

  • 23. 
    Adult capillary punctures most often involve the use of the ______________ finger(s).
    • A. 

      Second (index)

    • B. 

      Little (fifth)

    • C. 

      Third and fourth (middle and ring)

    • D. 

      Second and third (index and middle)

  • 24. 
    A centrifuge is used in a clinical laboratory 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

  • 25. 
    The oral glucose tolerance test is used for the detection of _________________.
    • A. 

      Hepatitis

    • B. 

      Diabetes

    • C. 

      Mononucleosis

    • D. 

      AIDS

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