Trivia Quiz On PCT Certification Test!

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Trivia Quiz On PCT Certification Test!

A patient care technician is a person who is tasked with helping a patient who is admitted at the hospital to carry out some tasks that they cannot do on their own. Do you believe that you are perfectly capable of performing all the tasks that are expected of you in this position? If so, take this trivia quiz on PCT certification and see if you are ready for the finals.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
  • 2. 
  • 3. 
    • A. 

      EDTA

    • B. 

      Heparin

    • C. 

      Sodium citrate

    • D. 

      Thrombin

  • 4. 
    The study of a person's concept and use of space is known as __________.
  • 5. 
    Three of the following are basic structural components found inside the cell?
    • A. 

      Centrioles

    • B. 

      Gametes

    • C. 

      Golgi apparatus

    • D. 

      Nucleus

  • 6. 
    The government amendment that defines the responsibilities of medical laboratory personnel is the _______ law?
  • 7. 
    AV dissociation occurs most often with:
    • A. 

      First-degree AV block

    • B. 

      Wenckebach block

    • C. 

      Mobitz type II block

    • D. 

      Third-degree AV block

    • E. 

      Left anterior hemiblock

  • 8. 
    Which of the following is the most common arterial puncture complication even when proper technique is used?
    • A. 

      Arteriospasm

    • B. 

      Hematoma

    • C. 

      Infection

    • D. 

      Thrombus formation

  • 9. 
    • A. 

      Defined as the steps necessary to deliver a product or service

    • B. 

      Made up of preanalytical, analytical, and postanalytical process

    • C. 

      Monitored throughout the process by quality indicators

    • D. 

      Overseen by the hospital administrator through periodic reports

  • 10. 
    The waves that can be seen on the EKG reflect?
    • A. 

      Depolarization

    • B. 

      Repolarization

    • C. 

      Both depolarization and repolarization

    • D. 

      Neither depolarization and repolarization

  • 11. 
    Another name for blood bank is?
    • A. 

      Immunohematology

    • B. 

      Immunology

    • C. 

      Microbiology

    • D. 

      Serology

  • 12. 
    The artery of choice for ABG collection is?
    • A. 

      Brachial

    • B. 

      Femoral

    • C. 

      Radial

    • D. 

      Ulnar

  • 13. 
    • A. 

      Displaying the processed information on a screen

    • B. 

      Instructing the computer to carry out user-requested operations

    • C. 

      Managing processing and completion of user-required tasks

    • D. 

      Performing logical comparisons of data

  • 14. 
    A white blood cell that stains bright orange is called? _____________
  • 15. 
    Citrate prevents clotting by inhibiting thrombin
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    Which of the following conditions would cause a specimen to be rejected for testing?
    • A. 

      Icteric bilirubin specimen

    • B. 

      Partially filling red top tube

    • C. 

      Potassium specimen on ice

    • D. 

      All are correct

  • 17. 
    The third choice (last) vein for veinpuncture is the ______ vein
  • 18. 
    Of the following laboratory personal, which one is referred to as a clinical laboratory scientist?
    • A. 

      Clinical laboratory technician

    • B. 

      Medical technologist

    • C. 

      MLT

    • D. 

      Phlebotomist

  • 19. 
    What word means "condition of clotting"?
    • A. 

      Hemostasis

    • B. 

      Leukopenia

    • C. 

      Thrombosis

    • D. 

      Vasoconstriction

  • 20. 
    The handling of a specimen before it is actually tested is known as a _________ phase.
  • 21. 
    What color top tube is a ESR drawn in?
    • A. 

      Lavendar

    • B. 

      Red

    • C. 

      Light blue

    • D. 

      Navy blue

  • 22. 
    The peripheral nervous system is composed of the brain and spinal cord.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    The avascular layer of the skin is the?
    • A. 

      Dermis

    • B. 

      Epidermis

    • C. 

      Subcutaneous

    • D. 

      None are correct

  • 24. 
    STAT electrolytes are run off of what?
    • A. 

      Whole blood

    • B. 

      Plasma

    • C. 

      Serum

    • D. 

      WBC

  • 25. 
    Which test must be performed on whole blood?
    • A. 

      BUN

    • B. 

      CBC

    • C. 

      CPK

    • D. 

      Protime

  • 26. 
    Heparin prevents blood from clotting by?
    • A. 

      Activating calcium

    • B. 

      Binding calcium

    • C. 

      Inhibiting thrombin

    • D. 

      It does not prevent clotting

  • 27. 
    Three of the following conditions would cause a specimen to be rejected for analysis, Which one would not?
    • A. 

      A bilirubin specimen is icteric

    • B. 

      A CBC specimen has clots

    • C. 

      A fasting glucose specimen is lipemic

    • D. 

      An electrolyte specimen is hemolyzed