PTCB Practice Test Quiz

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PTCB Practice Exam Quizzes & Trivia

As we’re sure you’re probably aware, the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board is the certification required for aspiring pharmacists to achieve before being able to fully immerse themselves in their chosen career path – as it is of vital importance to ensure medication safety by assessing everyone whom is going to be in charge of it. Do you know enough to pass your PTCB? Let’s find out.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which is the normal blood pressure rate for an adult? 
    • A. 

      130/80

    • B. 

      120/80

    • C. 

      120/80

  • 2. 
    What does Bradycardia mean?
    • A. 

      Fast heart

    • B. 

      Slow heart

    • C. 

      Abnormal heart

  • 3. 
    What does Tachycardia mean?
    • A. 

      Fast heart

    • B. 

      Slow heart

    • C. 

      Abnormal heart

  • 4. 
    What does the suffix itis mean?
    • A. 

      Killing

    • B. 

      Pink eye

    • C. 

      Inflammation

  • 5. 
    You are to prepare five 60 g jars of ointment using the following formula. How much of each ingredient will you need to create the total amount? Coal tar 4 g Salicyclic Acid 1 g Triamcinolone 1% ung 15 g Aqua-base ointment 100 g  
    • A. 

      2g, 0.5g, 7.5g, 50g

    • B. 

      10g, 2.5g, 37.5g, 250g

    • C. 

      5g, 3g, 40g, 300g

  • 6. 
    The meniscus should be read at...
    • A. 

      Above water point

    • B. 

      Eye level

    • C. 

      Under water point

  • 7. 
    HEPA stands for ________ and traps particles larger than _____
    • A. 

      High-efficiency particulate air filter, 0.2 microns

    • B. 

      High-environmental particulate air filter, 0.2 microns

    • C. 

      Horizantal-efficiency paticulate air filter, 2 microns

  • 8. 
    The Horizantal flow hood should be turned on _____ minutes before using
    • A. 

      60 minutes

    • B. 

      10 minutes

    • C. 

      30 minutes

  • 9. 
    What does half-life mean?
    • A. 

      The measurement of the time it takes the body to absorb one half of the drug

    • B. 

      The measurement of the time it takes the body to break down & excrete one half of the drug

    • C. 

      None of the above

  • 10. 
    Why are perservatives often added in medications?
    • A. 

      Increase their shell life

    • B. 

      Decrease the possibility of contamination

    • C. 

      To meet FDA standards

  • 11. 
    Which method is used by the pharmacy tech when preparing capsules by hand?
    • A. 

      The tray method

    • B. 

      The capsule method

    • C. 

      The punch method

  • 12. 
    Order: 1500ml of 20 meq KCL for 12 hours. The tubing size is 20 gtt/ml, how many gtts/min will be delivered?
    • A. 

      43 gtts/min

    • B. 

      41.66 gtts/min

    • C. 

      43.66 gtts/min

  • 13. 
    The Horizantal hood should be cleaned with...
    • A. 

      70% isopropyl alcohol

    • B. 

      50% isopropyl alcohol

    • C. 

      80% isopropyl alcohol

  • 14. 
    What does HIPAA mean?
    • A. 

      Ensure drug safety

    • B. 

      Ensure the privacy of patients

    • C. 

      Ensure counsel by pharmacy technicians

  • 15. 
    150 mg of drug A is ordered to take for 7 days but the pharmacy only has 125mg/5ml in stock. How many ml's should we give to the patient?
    • A. 

      6 ml

    • B. 

      42 ml

    • C. 

      43 ml

  • 16. 
    Which number equals to XVIII?
    • A. 

      18

    • B. 

      118

    • C. 

      8

  • 17. 
    D5W means....
    • A. 

      5% of drug to be weighted

    • B. 

      5% of drug in water

    • C. 

      5% dextrose in water

  • 18. 
    The generic drug for Vicodin is?
    • A. 

      Hydrocodone

    • B. 

      Hydrocodone/APAP

    • C. 

      Oxycodone

  • 19. 
    Which drug is used to treat type 2 diabetes?
    • A. 

      Cozaar

    • B. 

      Norvasc

    • C. 

      Glucotrol

  • 20. 
    Calculate day supply: II tabs po tid prn  #30
    • A. 

      5 days

    • B. 

      7 days

    • C. 

      30 days