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Welcome to another phlebotomy quiz! If you need a refresher, phlebotomy is a process in medicine where an incision is made in a vein using a needle. Do you know enough about it? Let’s take a look.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The term Antecubital means in front of the elbow.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The term "Antecubital" refers to the area or region that is located in front of the elbow. This means that it is true that the term "Antecubital" means in front of the elbow.

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  • 2. 

    The following are Anticoagulents:  EDTA, Citrates, Heparin & Oxalates

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because EDTA, Citrates, Heparin, and Oxalates are all examples of anticoagulants. Anticoagulants are substances that prevent blood from clotting or coagulating, and these specific substances are commonly used in medical and laboratory settings to prevent blood samples from clotting during testing or to prevent blood clots from forming in patients with certain medical conditions.

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  • 3. 

    The two methods anticoagulents work are:  Belching & Participating

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
  • 4. 

    The tube collection system that is most efficient and most common is the Syringe method.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given statement is false. The most efficient and common tube collection system is not the Syringe method, but rather the Vacuum method. This method uses vacuum pressure to draw blood into the collection tubes, allowing for faster and more efficient blood collection. The Syringe method, on the other hand, involves manually drawing blood into a syringe, which can be slower and less efficient.

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  • 5. 

    The acronym SESIP means Sharp With Engineered Sharps Injury Protection

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because SESIP is indeed an acronym that stands for Sharp With Engineered Sharps Injury Protection.

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  • 6. 

    A needle that is too large may damage the vein but a needle that is too small may cause Homeostasis.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Using a needle that is too large may indeed cause damage to the vein, but using a needle that is too small would not cause homeostasis. Homeostasis refers to the body's ability to maintain a stable internal environment, and using a small needle would not directly impact this process. Therefore, the statement is false.

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  • 7. 

    Anabolism is the contruction phase of celluar activity.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Anabolism refers to the metabolic processes in which complex molecules are synthesized from simpler ones, leading to the growth and maintenance of cells. It is the construction phase of cellular activity as it involves the building and assembly of molecules necessary for cell functioning and growth. Therefore, the statement "Anabolism is the construction phase of cellular activity" is true.

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  • 8. 

    The four types of tissue are:

    Correct Answer
    Epithelial, Muscular, Nerve, Connective
    Explanation
    Epithelial tissue covers and protects the body's surfaces and organs, forming barriers and linings. Muscular tissue allows for movement and contraction of muscles. Nerve tissue transmits electrical signals and coordinates communication within the body. Connective tissue supports and connects different structures and organs in the body, providing strength and flexibility.

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  • 9. 

    The three types of heparin additives are: 

    Correct Answer
    Ammonia, Lithium, Sodium Heparin
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Ammonia, Lithium, Sodium Heparin. These three substances are types of heparin additives. Heparin is a medication used to prevent blood clotting. It is often combined with other substances, such as ammonia, lithium, or sodium, to enhance its effectiveness or stability. These additives can affect the way heparin works in the body and may be used in different medical settings depending on the specific needs of the patient.

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  • 10. 

    When drawing a Light Blue Tube, one must use a discard tube first.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    When drawing a Light Blue Tube, it is necessary to use a discard tube first. This is because the discard tube helps clear out any residual air or contaminants that may be present in the tubing, ensuring that the sample collected in the Light Blue Tube is not contaminated. Using a discard tube also helps to ensure accurate and reliable test results. Therefore, the statement "True" is the correct answer.

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  • 11. 

    Na Citrate tube tops are light blue.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Na Citrate tubes are commonly used in medical laboratories for coagulation tests. These tubes have a light blue color to differentiate them from other types of tubes used for different purposes. The blue color helps in easy identification and prevents any confusion during the testing process. Therefore, the statement "Na Citrate tube tops are light blue" is true.

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  • 12. 

    All anticoagulents do something to Calcium.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Anticoagulants are medications that prevent blood from clotting. They work by interfering with the blood clotting process, which involves the activation of calcium ions. Therefore, it is correct to say that all anticoagulants have an effect on calcium.

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  • 13. 

    Anticoagulent tubes yield Plasma.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Anticoagulant tubes are specifically designed to prevent blood from clotting by inhibiting the coagulation process. As a result, when blood is collected in these tubes, it remains in a liquid state and does not form a clot. This allows for the separation of plasma from the blood cells, as plasma is the liquid component of blood that contains proteins, electrolytes, and other substances. Therefore, it is correct to say that anticoagulant tubes yield plasma.

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  • 14. 

    SST tubes are the following in color tops:  Tiger, Grey, Gold and Lavendar

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    SST tubes are not the following in color tops: Tiger, Grey, Gold, and Lavendar.

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  • 15. 

    The following are considered Electrolytes:  K, NA, CO(2), and Chloride

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Electrolytes are substances that conduct electricity when dissolved in water. They are essential for various bodily functions, including maintaining proper fluid balance and facilitating nerve and muscle function. The given statement is true as K (potassium), Na (sodium), CO(2) (carbon dioxide), and chloride are all examples of electrolytes commonly found in the body.

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  • 16. 

    Heparin inhibits_____________

    Correct Answer
    Thrombin and does not clot
    Explanation
    Heparin is a medication that inhibits the activity of thrombin, which is an enzyme involved in the blood clotting process. By inhibiting thrombin, heparin prevents the formation of blood clots. Therefore, the correct answer is that heparin inhibits thrombin and does not clot.

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  • 17. 

    The tube that is alwaysdrawn first is the Grey Tube Top.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The explanation for the given answer "False" is that the statement is incorrect. The question states that the Grey Tube Top is always drawn first, but this contradicts the answer "False" which implies that the Grey Tube Top is not always drawn first. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 18. 

    ELMA is injected into children to numb the venipunture site.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    ELMA is not injected into children to numb the venipuncture site. ELMA is a topical anesthetic cream that is applied to the skin before a medical procedure to numb the area and reduce pain. It is not injected into the body. Therefore, the statement is false.

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  • 19. 

    Sickle Cell Anemia tests are drawn on Lavendar Tubes.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Sickle Cell Anemia tests are drawn on Lavender Tubes because these tubes contain an anticoagulant called EDTA (ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid). EDTA prevents the blood from clotting and maintains its integrity for testing purposes. Lavender tubes are commonly used for hematological tests, including complete blood count (CBC) and other tests related to blood disorders such as sickle cell anemia. The EDTA in the lavender tube helps preserve the blood sample and prevents any changes in the red blood cells that may occur during storage or transportation.

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  • 20. 

    Tests for Electrolyte levels are drawn in SST tubes.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Electrolyte levels are commonly measured in medical tests to assess the balance of minerals in the body. SST (Serum Separator Tube) tubes are specifically designed for this purpose. These tubes contain a gel that separates the serum from the blood cells during the process of centrifugation, allowing for accurate measurement of electrolyte levels. Therefore, it is true that tests for electrolyte levels are drawn in SST tubes.

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  • 21. 

    An exceptional phlebotomist will have the following bedside manor:  squirt water in the patient's face if are having Needle Phobia to help get the patient over the phobia.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    An exceptional phlebotomist would not squirt water in the patient's face if they are having Needle Phobia. This behavior would be unprofessional and could potentially harm the patient. Instead, a skilled phlebotomist would use techniques such as distraction, deep breathing exercises, or numbing creams to help alleviate the patient's fear and make the blood draw process more comfortable for them.

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  • 22. 

    If the patient is having second thoughts on the phlebotomist performing the venipuncture, then the phlebotomist shall do their best to convince the patient to have their blood drawn to make their doctor happy.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The phlebotomist's primary responsibility is to prioritize the patient's comfort and well-being. If a patient is hesitant or unsure about having their blood drawn, it is not the phlebotomist's role to convince or pressure them into doing so. Instead, the phlebotomist should respect the patient's autonomy and address their concerns or fears, providing reassurance and information to help them make an informed decision about their healthcare. Therefore, the statement is false.

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  • 23. 

    A phlebotomist can float between a vet office and human labs to do blood draws.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    A phlebotomist is a medical professional who is trained to draw blood from patients. While they may work in various healthcare settings such as hospitals, clinics, or laboratories, they typically specialize in human blood draws and do not have the necessary training or qualifications to work in a veterinary office. Therefore, the statement that a phlebotomist can float between a vet office and human labs to do blood draws is false.

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  • 24. 

    A dark blue tube top are used for drug level testing and Toxicology.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Dark blue tube tops are commonly used in laboratories for drug level testing and toxicology. The color of the tube top is specifically chosen to prevent any light from entering the tube, as certain drugs and toxic substances can be light-sensitive and may degrade when exposed to light. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 25. 

    When doing a correct order of the draw, a blood culture sample is always done last.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because when doing a correct order of the draw, a blood culture sample is not always done last. The correct order of the draw is determined by the type of tests being performed and the requirements of the laboratory. Blood culture samples may be done at different points in the order depending on the specific testing protocol.

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