Phlebotomy Quiz On Tubes

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Phlebotomy is about more than just making an incision in a vein and patting yourself on the back, there is a plethora of tubes involved each with their own uses. What are they? You tell us!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Containers used to dispose of sharps must have all these characteristics EXCEPT which one?
    • A. 

      Mold resistance

    • B. 

      Spill proof

    • C. 

      Tamper proof

    • D. 

      Puncture resistance

  • 2. 
    Whats 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 a scarred tissue

    • C. 

      Look for a venipuncture site in undamaged, unscarred skin

    • D. 

      Cleanse the site with iodine to reduce chance of infection

  • 3. 
    When performing venipuncture on patients with very frail skin or excessive arm hair, one way to increase patient comfort is to ________
    • A. 

      Rub collection site with moisturizing lotion

    • B. 

      Perform collection in the wrist or foot

    • C. 

      Use cold compresses after the collection

    • D. 

      Tie tourniquets over clothing if possible

  • 4. 
    Which of the following steps will minimize aerosol microbial contamination in a laboratory?
    • A. 

      Keep room doors open

    • B. 

      Closing centrifuge lids

    • C. 

      Banning the use of spray

    • D. 

      Wearing gloves at all times

  • 5. 
    Specimen collection areas should be decontaminated regularly with fresh bleach solutions that have been diluted_________ with water.
    • A. 

      1:5

    • B. 

      1:10

    • C. 

      1:20

    • D. 

      1:100

  • 6. 
    What type of additive is most commonly used for collection an ethanol specimen?
    • A. 

      Sodium flouride

    • B. 

      Sodium citrate

    • C. 

      Red top with no additive

    • D. 

      EDTA

  • 7. 
    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 speed

    • D. 

      Centrifuging after long delay

  • 8. 
    Tubes used for ______ tests must have a 9:1 ratio of blood to anticoagulant to be accepted the lab.
    • A. 

      Coagulation

    • B. 

      Chemistry

    • C. 

      Blood bank

    • D. 

      Complete blood count

  • 9. 
    After a needlestack accident during a blood collection, the injured phlebotomist cleans the puncture site with alcohol and then reports to work for the remainder of the day. what step was omitted?
    • A. 

      Cleaning the area with iodine also

    • B. 

      Reporting the incident to the supervisor

    • C. 

      Checking the patient chart

    • D. 

      Asking the patients HIV status

  • 10. 
    When performing a venipuncture, the tourniquet must not remain on the arm for more than ____ at a time.
    • A. 

      10 seconds

    • B. 

      1 minute

    • C. 

      5 minute

    • D. 

      10 minute

  • 11. 
    When preparing a blood smear directly from a skin puncture, it is best to ________________
    • A. 

      Put the patients finger directly on the side and push down

    • B. 

      Pull 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.

  • 12. 
    An artery in the wrist that can be used for blood gas collection is the __________-
    • A. 

      Jugular

    • B. 

      Radial

    • C. 

      Popliteal

    • D. 

      Femoral

  • 13. 
    Which of these human body systems is primarily involved with breathing?
    • A. 

      Reproductive

    • B. 

      Respiratory

    • C. 

      Nervous

    • D. 

      Digestive

  • 14. 
    If the venipuncture site begins to swell as blood is being drawn from a patients arm, it is best_______
    • A. 

      Rotate the needle to position is better inside the vein

    • B. 

      Finish the draw but apply pressure quickly afterward

    • C. 

      Release the torunoquet remove the needle and apply pressure

    • D. 

      Apply pressure above the puncture site and finish the draw

  • 15. 
    Routine venipuncture draw site commonly cleansed with a 70% solution of _________
    • A. 

      Hypochlorite

    • B. 

      Iodine

    • C. 

      Methyl alcohol

    • D. 

      Isopropyl alcohol

  • 16. 
    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 clumps

  • 17. 
    Which PPE best protects a health care worker from contagion when touching body substances, mucous membranes, or skin wounds?
    • A. 

      Mask

    • B. 

      Alcohol

    • C. 

      Glove

    • D. 

      Respirator

  • 18. 
    If a bed rail must be lowered for an inpatient venipuncture on a 6 year old child, upon completion of blood collection the phlebotomist should_______________
    • A. 

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

    • B. 

      Ask the patient what his/her preference would be

    • C. 

      Return the rail to the position prior to the draw

    • D. 

      Do whatever the phlebotomist thinks is best

    • E. 

      Give the child a treat (lollipop, snickers, etc)

  • 19. 
    The right to know law requires that all cyhemical manufacturers supply ______ to those who sue their products.
    • A. 

      Free fire extinguishers

    • B. 

      Disposable containers

    • C. 

      Material safety data sheets (MSDS)

    • D. 

      Radioactive warning signs

  • 20. 
    Which of these is NOT an example of parenteral transmission of an infection?
    • A. 

      Infection through a hangnail

    • B. 

      Eyehand contamination

    • C. 

      Needlestick injury

    • D. 

      Drinking contaminated water

  • 21. 
    When drawing blood using anticoagulated tubes the phlebotomist must remember ALL BUT WHICH ONE of these collection requirements?
    • A. 

      Mix adequately to keep the blood from clotting

    • B. 

      Fill the tubes with blood until all vaccum is exhausted

    • C. 

      Fill in correct order to avoid cross contamination

    • D. 

      Keep the tourniquet tied until the last tube is filled

  • 22. 
    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

  • 23. 
    To confirm diabetes mellitus or hypoglycemia, a ______ may be ordered.
    • A. 

      Postprandial sucrose test

    • B. 

      Lactose intolerance test

    • C. 

      Hemoglobin AIC test

    • D. 

      Glucose tolerance test

  • 24. 
    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

  • 25. 
    The national fire protection association labels would use which color and number to indicate a chemical is easily dispersed in air and will burn readily?
    • A. 

      Red 4

    • B. 

      White 2

    • C. 

      Red 1

    • D. 

      Yellow 3

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