Phlebotomy National Exam

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The most important step in the performance of a venipunture is_______.

Selecting the needle size

Collecting enough sample

Identifying the patient

Positioning the patient

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  • 1. 
    The most important step in the performance of a venipunture is_______.
    • A. 

      Selecting the needle size

    • B. 

      Collecting enough sample

    • C. 

      Identifying the patient

    • D. 

      Positioning the patient

  • 2. 
    The body system that filters blood to eliminate waste, helps maintain blood pH, and regulates water balance is the _______system.
    • A. 

      Respiratory

    • B. 

      Urinary

    • C. 

      Nervous

    • D. 

      Cardiovascular

  • 3. 
    Which of these needles has the smallest bore or diameter
    • A. 

      15 gauge

    • B. 

      23 gauge

    • C. 

      20 gauge

    • D. 

      22 gauge

  • 4. 
    A complete bood count (CBC) is collected in an evacuated tube with a ____colored stopper
    • A. 

      Blue

    • B. 

      Lavender

    • C. 

      Red

    • D. 

      Black

  • 5. 
    When performing a routine skin puncture, the side should be alcohol cleaned and___________.
    • A. 

      Rinsed with soap and water

    • B. 

      Followed by an iodine cleaning

    • C. 

      Allowed to air dry on its own

    • D. 

      Blown dry to expedite things

  • 6. 
    When using two glass slides to make a blood smear, the recommended angle of contact between them is approximately _______ degrees.
    • A. 

      3

    • B. 

      10

    • C. 

      30

    • D. 

      90

  • 7. 
    An evacuated tube system for venipuncture consists of ALL BUT WHICH ONE of these components?
    • A. 

      Vacuum collection tube with color coded stopper

    • B. 

      Special plastic holder known as a adapter

    • C. 

      Conpartmentalized hard shell collection tray

    • D. 

      Double sided, multi-sample needle with slanted bore

  • 8. 
    Confirming an outpatient's name and ____________provides two important identifiers for blood collection.
    • A. 

      Blood type

    • B. 

      Address

    • C. 

      Date of birth

    • D. 

      Appointment time

  • 9. 
    To draw blood from a patient with an open IV line, the selected site should be located_____.
    • A. 

      Below the IV

    • B. 

      In the IV tubing

    • C. 

      Above the IV

    • D. 

      In the antecubital fossa

  • 10. 
    Why does a multi-sample needle have a rubber sleeve over the end of the needle that is inserted into the collection tube?
    • A. 

      To make it easier to push tubes on and off

    • B. 

      To decrease the cance of patient needle injury

    • C. 

      To prevent blood from seeping into the tube holder (adapter)

    • D. 

      To keep bacteria from entering the collection tubes

  • 11. 
    Squeezing the finger too vigoroulsly during capillary blood collection can cause erroneous lab test results due to _________.
    • A. 

      Skin contamination

    • B. 

      Blood cell concentration

    • C. 

      Clotting at the punture site

    • D. 

      Dilution with tissue fluid

  • 12. 
    The smallest veins of the human anatomy are known as
    • A. 

      Capillaries

    • B. 

      Arteries

    • C. 

      Venules

    • D. 

      Arterioles

  • 13. 
    Treating ALL lab speciments as if they are hazardous and infectious is the basis for________.
    • A. 

      Patient quarantine systems

    • B. 

      Quality assurance programs

    • C. 

      Universal precautions

    • D. 

      Hazardous waste controls

  • 14. 
    OSHA requires training and educational information be given to phlebotomists on all but which one of the following topics
    • A. 

      Blood borne pathogens

    • B. 

      Preventing identification errors

    • C. 

      Needle safety and handling

    • D. 

      Glass and sharps disposal

  • 15. 
    Which of these elements in blood is bound by EDTA in a collection tube to prevent clotting?
    • A. 

      Potassium

    • B. 

      Magnesium

    • C. 

      Calcium

    • D. 

      Sodium

  • 16. 
    The hands of the phlebotomist should be washed _________.
    • A. 

      Before specimen collection

    • B. 

      After speciment collection

    • C. 

      Even though gloves are used

    • D. 

      All answers are correct

  • 17. 
    If a glass tube breaks during centrifugation, what sequence of actions would be best?
    • A. 

      Evacuate the room, open the lid and remove the glass with forceps

    • B. 

      Open the lid, stop the centrifuge and remove the galss wearing gloves

    • C. 

      Bring the centrifuge to a stop, open the lid and use forcepts to remove any glass

    • D. 

      Leave the room until the centrifuge stops; return and remove the glass safely

  • 18. 
    Which of these is a common component of disinfectant solutions used for collection of blood cultures
    • A. 

      Chlorhexidine

    • B. 

      Methanol

    • C. 

      Glutaraldehyde

    • D. 

      Lidocaine

  • 19. 
    If the information on a inpatients identification bracelet is NOT identical to the informaiton on the phlebotomy test requisiton and labels for that patient, the phlebotomis should_______.
    • A. 

      Telephone the physician for help in identifying the patient

    • B. 

      Refrain from drawing the sample until ID is resolved

    • C. 

      Change the ID band information to match the requisition

    • D. 

      Ignore the identification bracelet informaiton and proceed

  • 20. 
    Before performing a venipuncture, why will a phlebotomist tie a tourniquet?
    • A. 

      To insure that thrombosis occurs

    • B. 

      To elevate the blood pressure

    • C. 

      To help locate veins in the antecubital

    • D. 

      To dull the pain at the punture site

  • 21. 
    When a 5 milliliter evacuated tube appears to extact blood with too much force from a weak vein (causing the vein to collaps), the phlebotomist might have better results using a ________.
    • A. 

      Larger collection tube

    • B. 

      Tighter tourniquet

    • C. 

      Pediatric sized tube

    • D. 

      Larger bore needle

  • 22. 
    To collect blood from a prothrobin time test, use and evacuated tube with ___________colored stopper.
    • A. 

      Light blue

    • B. 

      Red

    • C. 

      Green

    • D. 

      Red and black

  • 23. 
    To collect blood without an additive, use an evacuated tube with a ___________color stopper.
    • A. 

      Lavender

    • B. 

      Red

    • C. 

      Blue

    • D. 

      Black

  • 24. 
    One beside (point of care) laboratory test that is used before surgery to check whether a patient has functional platelets is known as the ___________test.
    • A. 

      Prothrombin time

    • B. 

      Bleeding time

    • C. 

      Partial thromboplastin time

    • D. 

      Complete blood count

  • 25. 
    Paul phlebotomist draws a CBC on patient fred jones, labels the lavender top tube and removes his gloves to go to lunch.  Before he can leave, patient sam smith is sent to the phlebotomist to have a full lipid profile drawn.  Paul puts on a brand new pair of gloves and draws a red top tube.  He records the # hours postrandial.  What step is missing?
    • A. 

      Hands weren't washed between

    • B. 

      Hours postprandial aren't needed

    • C. 

      Red top tube is incorrect

    • D. 

      Lavender tube is incorrect

  • 26. 
    Can a phlebotomist legally draw blood from a fully cognizant (awake and aware) patient who refuses to consent to it?
    • A. 

      No

    • B. 

      Yes, with nurse consent

    • C. 

      Yes, with physician consent

    • D. 

      Yes, with administrative consent

  • 27. 
    Containers used to dispose of sharps must have all these charcteristics EXCEPT WHICH ONE?
    • A. 

      Mold resistance

    • B. 

      Spill proof

    • C. 

      Tamper proof

    • D. 

      Puncture resistance

  • 28. 
    What consideration should be made in performing phlebotomy on a patient with severe burns?
    • A. 

      Venipuncture should never be used in a burn patient

    • B. 

      Select a venipuncture location directly on the scarred tissue

    • C. 

      Look for a venipuncture site in udamaged, unscarred skin

    • D. 

      Cleanse the site with iodine to reduce the chance of infection

  • 29. 
    • A. 

      Rub collection site with moisturizing lotion

    • B. 

      Perform collections in the wrist or food

    • C. 

      Use cold compresses after the collection

    • D. 

      Tie tourniquets over clothing if possible

  • 30. 
    Which of the following steps will minimize aerosol microbial contamination in a laboratory?
    • A. 

      Keeping room doors open

    • B. 

      Closing centrifuge lids

    • C. 

      Banning the use of spray

    • D. 

      Waring gloves at all times

  • 31. 
    Speciment collection areas should be decontaminated regularly with fresh bleach solutions that have ben diluted ________with water.
    • A. 

      1:5

    • B. 

      1:10

    • C. 

      1:20

    • D. 

      1:100

  • 32. 
    What type of additive is most commonly used for collecting an ethanol speciment?
    • A. 

      Sodium fluoride

    • B. 

      Sodium citrate

    • C. 

      Red top with no additive

    • D. 

      EDTA

  • 33. 
    One possible cause for finding fibrin strands in serum tubes after centrifugation might be______.
    • A. 

      Centrifuging for too long

    • B. 

      Centrifuging before it has clotted

    • C. 

      Centrifuging at too high a speed

    • D. 

      Centrifuging after a long delay

  • 34. 
    Tubes used for ________tests must have a 9:1 ratio of blood to anticoagulant to be accepted by the labe.
    • A. 

      Coagulation

    • B. 

      Chemistry

    • C. 

      Blood bank

    • D. 

      Complete blood count

  • 35. 
    After a needlestick accident during a blood collection, the injured phlebotomist cleans the punture site with alcohol and then reports to work for the remainder of the day.  Which step was omitted?
    • A. 

      Cleaning the area with iodine also

    • B. 

      Reporting the incident to the supervisor

    • C. 

      Checking the patients chart

    • D. 

      Asking the patients HIV status

  • 36. 
    When performing venipunture, the tourniquet must not remain on the arm for more than _________at a time.
    • A. 

      10 seconds

    • B. 

      1 minute

    • C. 

      5 minutes

    • D. 

      10 minutes

  • 37. 
    When preparing a blood smear directly from a skin puncture, it is best to_______.
    • A. 

      Put the patients finger directly on the slide and push down

    • B. 

      Pull the blood up into a syringe and make the slide from the needle

    • C. 

      Wipe away the first drop of blood and then make the slide

    • D. 

      Clean the glass slide with sterile water just before making it

  • 38. 
    An artery in the wrist that can be used for blood gas collection is the _________.
    • A. 

      Jugular

    • B. 

      Radial

    • C. 

      Popliteal

    • D. 

      Femoral

  • 39. 
    Which of these human body systems is primarily involved with breathing?
    • A. 

      Reproductive

    • B. 

      Respiratory

    • C. 

      Nervous

    • D. 

      Digestive

  • 40. 
    • A. 

      Rotate the needle to position it better inside the vein

    • B. 

      Finish the draw, but apply pressure quickly afterward

    • C. 

      Release the tourniquet, remove the needle and apply pressure

    • D. 

      Apply pressure above the puncture site and finish the draw

  • 41. 
    A routine venipuncture draw site is commonly cleansed with a 70% solution of____________.
    • A. 

      Hypochlorite

    • B. 

      Iodine

    • C. 

      Methyl alcohol

    • D. 

      Isopropyl alcohol

  • 42. 
    When anticoagulated blood is centrifuged, ____________will be spun to the bottom of the tube.
    • A. 

      White blood cells

    • B. 

      Red blood cells

    • C. 

      Plasma

    • D. 

      Platelet clumbs

  • 43. 
    Which PPE best protects a health care worker from contagion when touching body substances, mucous membranes, or skin wounds?
    • A. 

      Glove

    • B. 

      Mask

    • C. 

      Alcohol

    • D. 

      Respirator

  • 44. 
    The right to know law requires that all chemical manufacturers supply_________to those who use their products.
    • A. 

      Material safety data sheets (MSDS)

    • B. 

      Free fire extinguishers

    • C. 

      Radioactive warning signs

    • D. 

      Diposable containers

  • 45. 
    • A. 

      Leave the rail down so the child can get in /out of bed

    • B. 

      Ask the patient what his/her preference would be

    • C. 

      Return rail to the position prior to the draw

    • D. 

      Do whatever the phlebotomis believes best

  • 46. 
    • A. 

      Infection through a hangnail

    • B. 

      Eye-hand contamination

    • C. 

      Needlestick injury

    • D. 

      Drinking contaminated water

  • 47. 
    • A. 

      Mix adequately to keep the blood from clotting

    • B. 

      Fill the tubes with blood until all vacuum is exhausted

    • C. 

      Fill in correct order to avoid cross-contamination

    • D. 

      Keep the tourniquet tied until the last tube is filled

  • 48. 
    Before performing a venipuncture, the collection site is cleansed in a circular motion that moves _________.
    • A. 

      From periphery to center

    • B. 

      From center to periphery

    • C. 

      Clockwise and inward

    • D. 

      Counterclockwise

  • 49. 
    To confirm diabetes mellitus or hyperglycemia, a _________may be ordered.
    • A. 

      Postprandial sucrose test

    • B. 

      Lactose intolerance test

    • C. 

      Hemoglobin A1C test

    • D. 

      Glucose tolerance test

  • 50. 
    A lipid panel provides the most useful information to the physicians if it is drawn__________.
    • A. 

      Without a tourniquet

    • B. 

      Along with electrolytes

    • C. 

      Right after a fatty meal

    • D. 

      While a patient is fasting

  • 51. 
    The National Fire Protection Association labels would use which color and number to indicate that a chemical is easily dispersed in air and will burn readily?
    • A. 

      Red, 4

    • B. 

      White 2

    • C. 

      Red, 1

    • D. 

      Yellow, 3

  • 52. 
    Which of the following is most likely to cause contamination during blood culture collection?
    • A. 

      Letting the cleansing agents dry between steps

    • B. 

      Cleansing tube/bottle tops just like the site

    • C. 

      Re-palpating the draw site with a prepped finger

    • D. 

      Rushing the drying process between cleansings

  • 53. 
    Health care workers can demonstrate an awareness of safety in hospital corridors by____________.
    • A. 

      Turning corners carefully to avoid collision

    • B. 

      Quickly reporting items that require clean up

    • C. 

      Granting right of way to patients and emergencies

    • D. 

      All answers are correct

  • 54. 
    If a patient's breathing stops unexpectedly during blood collection, the phlebotomist should
    • A. 

      Continue the collection until complete and then call for help

    • B. 

      Stop the collection and call for help

    • C. 

      Shake the patient vigorously

    • D. 

      Wait for a few minutes to see if it restarts automatically

  • 55. 
    • A. 

      Ignore them, as they will disappear when the tourniquet is released

    • B. 

      Remove the tourniquet and handle as a possible latex reaction

    • C. 

      Continue with the draw, but notify the physician immediately afterward

    • D. 

      The patient is probably just chilled; this is a normal reaction to stress

  • 56. 
    Tiny clots may appear in an aticoagulated tube due to _________.
    • A. 

      Insufficient mixing

    • B. 

      Centrifuging to slowly

    • C. 

      An inadequate amount of blood

    • D. 

      Traumatized platelets

  • 57. 
    After finishing a blood draw, the phlebotomis must document_________.
    • A. 

      Who drew the sample

    • B. 

      The time of draw

    • C. 

      The date of draw

    • D. 

      All answers are correct

  • 58. 
    Communications between physician and patient are considered privileged, which means that medical records are __________.
    • A. 

      Confidential in nature and protected

    • B. 

      Not open to the patients themselves

    • C. 

      Freely open to insurance companies

    • D. 

      Accessible to any health care worker

  • 59. 
    Most blood culture draws require sample collection in  1.  anaerobic media tubes/bottles 2.  aerobic media tubes/bottles 3   CO2 media tubes/bottles 4   sterile saline.
    • A. 

      1 & 2

    • B. 

      3 & 4

    • C. 

      1 & 3

    • D. 

      2 & 4

  • 60. 
    As a measure of ongoing quality control, phlebotomists should examine anticoagulated collection tubes for___________.
    • A. 

      Hazard warning

    • B. 

      Expiration dates

    • C. 

      Variations in tube height

    • D. 

      Variations in glass wall thickness

  • 61. 
    Why would a 2.8 mm lancet be a poor choice for an infant heelstick?
    • A. 

      It might cause permanent injury to the baby's foot

    • B. 

      It could result in tissue fluid contamination

    • C. 

      It is too short to maintain a stable hold

    • D. 

      It might require multiple punctures to get enough

  • 62. 
    A laboratory test that evaluates extrinsic coagulation function is the ___________.
    • A. 

      Prothrombin time PT

    • B. 

      Extracorporeal circultion workup ECC

    • C. 

      Lupus anticoagulant test LAT

    • D. 

      Activated partial throboplastin time APTT

  • 63. 
    Which of these is a national organization that has established standards for phlebotomy procedures in the US for many years and has recently changed its name to Clinical Laboratory STandards Institute
    • A. 

      OSHA

    • B. 

      JCAHO

    • C. 

      NCCLS

    • D. 

      TQM

  • 64. 
    A part of the quality assurance process that ensures accuracy in lab test results, health care workers who collect and perform laboratory testing must demonstrate ongoing__________.
    • A. 

      Competence

    • B. 

      Empathy

    • C. 

      Compliance

    • D. 

      Intelligence

  • 65. 
    What should the phlebotomist do if the outside of a patient sample tube has visible blood on it?
    • A. 

      Label it as biohazard

    • B. 

      Wipe it down with disinfectant

    • C. 

      Pour the contents into a clean tube

    • D. 

      Discard it and draw a new tube

  • 66. 
    When measuring the total fluid amount of a typical 24 hour urine sample, which size of graduated cylinder would be the best choice?
    • A. 

      2ml

    • B. 

      20ml

    • C. 

      200ml

    • D. 

      2000ml (2L)

  • 67. 
    The purpose of protective isolation is to_________.
    • A. 

      Protect susceptible patients from outside contamination

    • B. 

      Protect phlebotomists from transmissible blood-borne disease

    • C. 

      Protect phebotomists from airborne disease

    • D. 

      Protect phlebotomists who work with dangerous patients

  • 68. 
    Which of the following tests should be kept warm after collection, and delivered to the laboratory as quickly as possible?
    • A. 

      Lactate dehydrogenase

    • B. 

      Type and crossmatch

    • C. 

      Cold agglutinin

    • D. 

      Arterial blood gas

  • 69. 
    The heart is part of the human_______________system.
    • A. 

      Integumentary

    • B. 

      Skeletal

    • C. 

      Reticulo-endothelial

    • D. 

      Cardiovascular

  • 70. 
    Which of these characteristics speaks most to the professionalism of the phlebotomy staff?
    • A. 

      They enter patient data into the computer very rapidly

    • B. 

      They greet patients personally and make them comfortable

    • C. 

      They have the best turnaround record of any draw station

    • D. 

      They wear matching uniforms with the organization patch

  • 71. 
    How could manually "popping" the top (ie rubber stopper) off an evacuated tube after blood collection result in a safety issue, as long as gloves are worn by the specimen processor?
    • A. 

      Breaking the vacuum can create an aerosol

    • B. 

      Gloves are not an effective blood barrier

    • C. 

      One stopper might be confused with the other

    • D. 

      Patient identification might be compromised

  • 72. 
    Which of these is NOT a microorganism that can live in human body fluids?
    • A. 

      Fungus

    • B. 

      Bacterium

    • C. 

      Virus

    • D. 

      Tick

  • 73. 
    Which of these is considered a time dependent laboratory test?
    • A. 

      CBC complete blood count

    • B. 

      Glucose tolerance

    • C. 

      Direct bilirubin

    • D. 

      Platelet count

  • 74. 
    Mrs. Johnson arrives for an outpatient blood draw wearing a dress with very tight long sleeves.  When asked if she might be able to roll up the sleeves, Mrs. Johnson replies that she doesn't think that would be a good idea, as it will stretch out the fabric.  Which would be the best response?
    • A. 

      I understand. Would you perfer changing into a patient gown

    • B. 

      Dont worry. It will shrink back into shape when its laundered

    • C. 

      Thats fine, Mrs. Johnson. We can just draw your blood another time.

    • D. 

      It will be just fine, Mrs. Johnson. I roll up tight sleeves all the time.

  • 75. 
    When preparing to perform phlebotomy on a patient with a complete hearing loss, it is best to ______.
    • A. 

      Speak very loudly during the entire process

    • B. 

      Find an alternate means of communication with the patient

    • C. 

      Talk to anyone who might know him who can hear

    • D. 

      Just draw the blood without worrying about communicating

  • 76. 
    Which of these is NOT a part of the American Hospital Association Patient's Bill of Rights?
    • A. 

      Right to refusal of treatment

    • B. 

      Right to select preferred caregivers

    • C. 

      Right to informed consent about care

    • D. 

      Right to accurate information about care

  • 77. 
    Which of these tools might help a phlebotomist deal with on-the-job stress?
    • A. 

      Time management tools

    • B. 

      A sense of humor

    • C. 

      Deep breathing

    • D. 

      All answers are correct

  • 78. 
    The process by which an object or area becomes unclean (in medical terms) is called
    • A. 

      Contamination

    • B. 

      Infestation

    • C. 

      Sepsis

    • D. 

      Pollution

  • 79. 
    Which of these does NOT demonstrate a form of positive body language.
    • A. 

      Making eye contact

    • B. 

      Standing straight

    • C. 

      Sighing softly

    • D. 

      Sitting upright

  • 80. 
    Skin puncture in adults is most often performed using the distal portion of the ____________.
    • A. 

      Third or fourth finger

    • B. 

      Fifth finger

    • C. 

      First or second finger

    • D. 

      Heel or foot

  • 81. 
    There are mumerous bruises along both forearms of a 4-year-old child, who has had CBC's drawn each day for a month using evacuated pediatric tubes and a multi-sample needle system.  What collection change should be considered next for the daily CBC orders until the bruises heal?
    • A. 

      Microsampling by fingerstick

    • B. 

      Venipuncture in the ankle

    • C. 

      Using smaller collection tubes

    • D. 

      Tyring syringes in the forearm

  • 82. 
    Which of these choices would be LEAST appropriate for use in pediatric venipuncture?
    • A. 

      Winged infusion sets

    • B. 

      1 or 3 cc syringes

    • C. 

      15 gauge needles

    • D. 

      Pediatric sized tubes

  • 83. 
    Which of these factors might result in failure to obtain blood during venipuncture?
    • A. 

      Leaving tourniquet on the arm

    • B. 

      Patient taking anticoagulants

    • C. 

      Making too tight a fist

    • D. 

      Insufficient needle depth

  • 84. 
    The most common nosocomial infections are___________in origin.
    • A. 

      Urinary tract

    • B. 

      Dermal

    • C. 

      Respiratory

    • D. 

      Surgical

  • 85. 
    Capillary blood sampling would be the method of choice for laboratory testing when______________.
    • A. 

      Multiple tests are ordered

    • B. 

      Large amounts of blood are needed

    • C. 

      Veins are fragile or bruised

    • D. 

      Pure arterial blood is required

  • 86. 
    In hospitals and clinics, the most frequently used needle for drawing blood has a gauge of __________.
    • A. 

      21

    • B. 

      24

    • C. 

      18

    • D. 

      15

  • 87. 
    When using tubes with additives, how soon after collection should mixing begin?
    • A. 

      It should begin immediately

    • B. 

      As soon as the tubes clot

    • C. 

      As long as its within 5 minutes

    • D. 

      After all the tubes are drawn

  • 88. 
    Gray-topped evacuated collection tubes usually contain_____________.
    • A. 

      Ethylenediamine tetra-acetic acid EDTA

    • B. 

      Sodium citrate

    • C. 

      Potassioum oxalate and sodium fluoride

    • D. 

      Glass beads

  • 89. 
    A tube holder (adapter) that has been visibly contaminated with blood should be disposed with _________?
    • A. 

      Sealed bagging

    • B. 

      Regular trash

    • C. 

      Biohazardous waste

    • D. 

      Sharps

  • 90. 
    In order to monitor thrapeutic drug levels, the lab needs to know the________?
    • A. 

      Pharmacy name and number

    • B. 

      Number of pills prescribed

    • C. 

      Time of the last dose

    • D. 

      Time of the next dose

  • 91. 
    Medical ethics defines conduct within the medical profession that is deemed to be________.
    • A. 

      Moral or immoral

    • B. 

      Negligent

    • C. 

      Right or wrong

    • D. 

      Related to malpractice

  • 92. 
    Two blood samples are sent to the laboratory in the same bag.  Both tubes have the same paitent name written on them but there are two different test requistitions.  What is the best course of action?
    • A. 

      Use time to draw to indicate which tube should be re-labeled

    • B. 

      Call the physician to ask whether one or both should be redrawn

    • C. 

      Arrange to recollet both samples automatically

    • D. 

      Ask the patients to come in and identify their own blood

  • 93. 
    A phlebotomist who forgets to bandage the venipuncture site of a patient who later bleeds profusely, might end up being a defendant in a legal case based upon charges of_____________.
    • A. 

      Malpractice

    • B. 

      Negligence

    • C. 

      Slander

    • D. 

      Defamation

  • 94. 
    Blood smears are made with a feathered edge because_________.
    • A. 

      It helps the red blood cells to dry more quickly

    • B. 

      The feathered edge picks up more of the stain

    • C. 

      It makes the cells more susceptible to fixation

    • D. 

      It spreads cells out until they are one layer thick

  • 95. 
    Upon entering a patient's room to perform phlebotomy what is the very first step?
    • A. 

      Introduction and explanation of task

    • B. 

      Organization of all equipment

    • C. 

      Sequencing of labels and tubes

    • D. 

      Verification of the patient's age

  • 96. 
    Which of these might serve as reservoir hosts to microorganisms?
    • A. 

      Plants

    • B. 

      Human beings

    • C. 

      Animals

    • D. 

      All answers are correct

  • 97. 
    • A. 

      Impatient

    • B. 

      Consumer

    • C. 

      Resident

    • D. 

      Outpatient

  • 98. 
    ALL BUT WHICH ONE of these are examples of a Vascular Access Device (VAD)?
    • A. 

      Sphygmomanometer

    • B. 

      Central venous line

    • C. 

      Peripherally inserted central catheter

    • D. 

      Implanted port or shunt

  • 99. 
    Health care personnel should maintain absolute sterility when handling__________
    • A. 

      Laboratory coats

    • B. 

      Evacuated needle tube holders

    • C. 

      Venipuncture trays

    • D. 

      IV intravenous supplies

  • 100. 
    A patient tells the phlebotomist that his physician has ordered him to have a blood test for his sugar levels.  This is most likely to be a test for___________
    • A. 

      Serum glucose

    • B. 

      Potassium

    • C. 

      Cholesterol

    • D. 

      Serum sodium