Phlebotomy Tubes Quiz Questions

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Phlebotomy is known in medicine as the process of using a needle in order to make an incision in a vein, but there’s a lot more to it than that – namely, knowing when to use the right tube!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following tubes contain anticoagulant? 
    • A. 

      Light Blue

    • B. 

      Red

    • C. 

      Gold

    • D. 

      Tiger Top

    • E. 

      Green

    • F. 

      Lavender

    • G. 

      Pink

    • H. 

      Gray

  • 2. 
    Mint green tubes can contain either lithium heparin or sodium heparin. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    What is the chemical symbol for sodium?
    • A. 

      So

    • B. 

      Na

    • C. 

      K

    • D. 

      S

  • 4. 
    What is the chemical symbol for potassium?
    • A. 

      P

    • B. 

      Po

    • C. 

      K

  • 5. 
    What does SST stand for?
    • A. 

      Standard Separator Tube

    • B. 

      Sodium Separator Tube

    • C. 

      Serum Separator Tube

  • 6. 
    Which of these are SSTs?
    • A. 

      Gold

    • B. 

      Green

    • C. 

      Gray

    • D. 

      Tiger Top

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is the correct order of draw?
    • A. 

      1. gray 2. red 3. SST/gold/tiger 4.green 5. light blue 6. lavender/pink 7. blood culture

    • B. 

      1. blood culture 2. light blue 3. red 4. SST/gold/tiger 5. green 6. lavender/pink 7. gray

    • C. 

      1. blood culture 2. light blue 3. SST/gold/tiger 4. red 5. green 6. light blue 7. gray

    • D. 

      1. blood culture 2. green 3. light blue 4. red 5. SST/gold/tiger6. lavender/pink 7. gray

  • 8. 
    When a blood specimen is centrifuged (spun), the solid portion at the bottom of the tube is made up mainly of: 
    • A. 

      RBCs

    • B. 

      Plasma

    • C. 

      Serum

    • D. 

      Whole blood

  • 9. 
    When spun, the liquid portion of tubes with anticoagulant will be PLASMA. In tubes with NO anticoagulant, when spun the liquid portion will be SERUM. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Clotting factor in tubes PREVENTS blood from clotting, so you will have whole blood.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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