Phlebotomy Certification State Exam Practice Quiz!

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If you are planning on a Phlebotomist, then it is safe to say that you have no fear of needles at all. To help you on your journey, we have prepared a practice quiz to help you out on your final exam. Give it a try and all the best.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Treating ALL lab specimens 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

  • 2. 
    The smallest veins of the human anatomy are known as_____
    • A. 

      Capillaries

    • B. 

      Arteries

    • C. 

      Venules

    • D. 

      Arterioles

  • 3. 
    Squeezing the finger too vigorously during the capillary bloood collection can cause erroneous lab results due to
    • A. 

      Skin contamination

    • B. 

      Blood cell concentration

    • C. 

      Clotting at the puncture site

    • D. 

      Dilution with tissue fluid

  • 4. 
    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 chance of patient needle injury

    • C. 

      To prevent blood from seeping into the adapter

    • D. 

      To keep bacteria from entering the collection tubes

  • 5. 
    To draw blood from  apatient with an open IV line the selected site should be located _____
    • A. 

      Below the TV

    • B. 

      In the IV tubing

    • C. 

      Above the IV

    • D. 

      In the antecubital fossa

  • 6. 
    Confirming an outpatients name and _____ provides two important identifiers for blood collection.
    • A. 

      Blood type

    • B. 

      Address

    • C. 

      Date of birth

    • D. 

      Appointment time

  • 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 adapter

    • C. 

      Compartmentalized, hard shell collection tray

    • D. 

      Double sided multi sample needle with slanted bore

  • 8. 
    A complete blood count (CBC) is collected in an evacuated tube with what color stopper?
    • A. 

      Blue

    • B. 

      Lavender

    • C. 

      Red

    • D. 

      Black

    • E. 

      RAINBOWZ

  • 9. 
    Which of these needle has the smallest bore or diameter?
    • A. 

      15 gauge

    • B. 

      23 Gauge

    • C. 

      20 Gauge

    • D. 

      22 Gauge

  • 10. 
    When using two glass slides to make a blood smear, the reccomended angle of contact between them is approximately ______ degrees
    • A. 

      3

    • B. 

      10

    • C. 

      30

    • D. 

      90

  • 11. 
    When performing a routine skin puncture, the site should be alcohol cleaned and _____
    • A. 

      Rinsed with soap and water

    • B. 

      Followed by iodine cleaning

    • C. 

      Allowed to air dry on its own

    • D. 

      Blown dry to expedite things

  • 12. 
    The body system the filters blood to eliminate waste, helps maintain blood PH and regulates water balance is the _______ system.
    • A. 

      Respiratory

    • B. 

      Urinary

    • C. 

      Nervous

    • D. 

      Cardiovasular

  • 13. 
    The most important step in the performance of a venipuncture is
    • A. 

      Selecting needle size

    • B. 

      Collecting enough sample

    • C. 

      Identifying the patient

    • D. 

      Positioning the patient

  • 14. 
    OSHA requires training and educational info be given to phlebotomists on ALL BUT WHICH ONE of the following topics?
    • A. 

      Blood borne pathogens

    • B. 

      Preventing identification errors

    • C. 

      Needle and safety 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 inspection collection

    • B. 

      After specimen 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 glass wearing gloves

    • C. 

      Stop the centrifuge open the lid and use forceps to remove any glass

    • D. 

      Leave the room and dance around

  • 18. 
    Whic of these is a common component of disinfectant solutions used for colection of blood cultures?
    • A. 

      Chlorhexidine

    • B. 

      Methanol

    • C. 

      Glutaraldehyde

    • D. 

      Lidocaine

  • 19. 
    If the information of the patients id breacelet is NOT identical to the information on the phlebotomy test requisition and labels for that patient, the phlebotomist 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 id bracelet and proceed

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

      To insure thrombosis occurs

    • B. 

      To elevate the blood pressure

    • C. 

      To help locate the veins in the antecubital

    • D. 

      To dull the pain at the puncture site

  • 21. 
    When a 5 millimeter evacuated tube appears to extract blood with too much force from a weak wein (causing the vein to collapse) the phlebotomist might have better results using a ______
    • A. 

      Larger colllection tube

    • B. 

      Tighter tourniquet

    • C. 

      Pediatric sized tube

    • D. 

      Larger bore (diameter) needle

  • 22. 
    To collect blood for a prothrombin time test, use an eacuated tube with a ____ colored stopper
    • A. 

      Light blue

    • B. 

      Red

    • C. 

      Blue

    • D. 

      Black

  • 23. 
    One bedside (point of care) laboratory test that is used before surgery to check whether a patient has a sufficient number of working platelets is known as the ___ test.
    • A. 

      Prothrombin time

    • B. 

      Bleeding time

    • C. 

      Partial thromboplastin time

    • D. 

      Complete blood counts

  • 24. 
    Paul phlebotomist draws CBC on patient fred jones , labels the lavender top tube and remove his gloves to go to lunch. Before he can leave patient Sam smith is sent to phlebotomist to have a full lipid profile drawn. paul puts on new gloves and draws a red top tube he recors the # hours post prandial. what step is missing?
    • A. 

      Hands arent washed in between

    • B. 

      Hours postprandial arent needed

    • C. 

      Red top tube is incorrect

    • D. 

      Laender tube is incorrect

  • 25. 
    To collect blood without an addititve use an evacuated tube with a ___ colored stopper
    • A. 

      Lavender

    • B. 

      Red

    • C. 

      Blue

    • D. 

      Black

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