Phlebotomy Test

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Phlebotomy Test Quizzes & Trivia

Questions out of the NCCT Offical Practice Test National Certified Phlebotomy Technician


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The single, most important way to prevent the spread of infection while performing phlebotomy is by __________.
    • A. 

      Wearing a mask

    • B. 

      Cleaning spills

    • C. 

      Washing hands

    • D. 

      Burning waste

  • 2. 
    After drawing blood from a patient, the phlebotomist should dispose of the needle by __________.
    • A. 

      Breaking it so it cannot be reused by anyone

    • B. 

      Depositing it in an approved "sharps container"

    • C. 

      Todding it into waste cans in the laboratory

    • D. 

      Recaqpping it carefully and bringing it back to the lab

  • 3. 
    Negligence by a professional person is called __________.
    • A. 

      Invasion of privacy

    • B. 

      Slander

    • C. 

      Malpractice

    • D. 

      Tort

  • 4. 
    Which of the following is the single most common source of HIV and HBV in the workplace?
    • A. 

      Semen

    • B. 

      Saliva

    • C. 

      Pleural fluid

    • D. 

      Blood

  • 5. 
    The heart, lymphatic organs, and blood vessels are in the __________.
    • A. 

      Respiratory system

    • B. 

      Cardiovascular system

    • C. 

      Digestive system

    • D. 

      Urinary system

  • 6. 
    The venipuncture site should be cleansed in a circular motion from the center to the __________.
    • A. 

      Periphery

    • B. 

      Injection point

    • C. 

      Opposite side you started from

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 7. 
    Within the capillaries, blood cells __________.
    • A. 

      Give away oxygen

    • B. 

      Pick up carbon dioxide

    • C. 

      Pick up waste products

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 8. 
    Which is not an infection control method?
    • A. 

      Protective clothing

    • B. 

      Biohazard containers

    • C. 

      Sphygmomanometers

    • D. 

      Hand washing

  • 9. 
    Safe working conditions for employees are regulated by __________.
    • A. 

      FDA

    • B. 

      OSHA

    • C. 

      CDC

    • D. 

      CLSI

  • 10. 
    Which of the following are types of tourniquets used in specimen collection?
    • A. 

      Velcro

    • B. 

      Blood pressure cuff

    • C. 

      Pliable strap

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 11. 
    The color of normal serum is usually __________.
    • A. 

      Straw to yellow

    • B. 

      Milky white

    • C. 

      Clear red

    • D. 

      Hazy brown

  • 12. 
    Which of the following conditions would stop a phlebotomist from drawing blood from a patient's vein?
    • A. 

      Same side mastectomy

    • B. 

      Recent heart attack

    • C. 

      IV in the opposite arm

    • D. 

      Active tuberculosis

  • 13. 
    Chemicals that precent blood from clotting are called __________.
    • A. 

      Preservatives

    • B. 

      Activators

    • C. 

      Anticoagulants

    • D. 

      Adhesives

  • 14. 
    Red and white blood cell counts are examples of __________ tests.
    • A. 

      Chemistry

    • B. 

      Blood banking

    • C. 

      Hematology

    • D. 

      Microbiology

  • 15. 
    Treating all specimens as if they are hazardous and infectionsis the basis for __________.
    • A. 

      Isolation

    • B. 

      Quality control

    • C. 

      Universal precautions

    • D. 

      Hazardous waste control

  • 16. 
    Drugs used to destroy or kill bacteria that cause disease, are called __________.
    • A. 

      Disinfectants

    • B. 

      Germicides

    • C. 

      Sterilizers

    • D. 

      Anitbiotics

  • 17. 
    When the heart is contracting, the pressure is highest. This pressure is called the __________. 
    • A. 

      Systolic pressure

    • B. 

      Diastollic pressure

    • C. 

      Heart pressure

    • D. 

      Arterial pressure

  • 18. 
    The process by which an object or area becomes unclean is known as __________.
    • A. 

      Contamination

    • B. 

      Infection

    • C. 

      Sterilization

    • D. 

      Colonization

  • 19. 
    The health care worker is protected by law if it can be determined that he or she acted as expected when compared with fellow workers. This is called __________.
    • A. 

      Respondent superior

    • B. 

      Reasonable care

    • C. 

      Duty of care

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 20. 
    Which of the following is not known to transmit HIV?
    • A. 

      Vaginal secretions

    • B. 

      Breast milk

    • C. 

      Semen

    • D. 

      Sweat

  • 21. 
    Consent to treament based upon full understanging of all possible risks of unpreventable results of treatment is called __________.
    • A. 

      Contributory negligence

    • B. 

      Fraud

    • C. 

      Assumption of risk

    • D. 

      Proximate cause

  • 22. 
    Infections that can be spread from person to person are called __________.
    • A. 

      Environmental

    • B. 

      Communicable

    • C. 

      Indirect

    • D. 

      Vector-borne

  • 23. 
    A tube adapter that has been visibly contaminated with blood should be disposed of in __________.
    • A. 

      A sealed double bag

    • B. 

      The regular trash

    • C. 

      A biohazardous waste container

    • D. 

      A needle cutter

  • 24. 
    A violation of a person's right to have his or her name, photograph, or private affairs made public without giving consent is called __________.
    • A. 

      Assault

    • B. 

      Malpractice

    • C. 

      Invasion of privacy

    • D. 

      Battery

  • 25. 
    OSHA requires training and educational information on bloodborne pathogens to be given to employees __________.
    • A. 

      At a reasonable cost

    • B. 

      At no cost

    • C. 

      For a pre-agreed fee

    • D. 

      None of the above