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A risk of drawing blood from the basilic vein is possible damage to the:
Which of the following conditions can be diagnosed by a timed urine test?
How long should a patient fast before a 2-hour postprandial glucose test?
What is the purpose of CLIA regulations?
What must happen before a serum test can be centrifuged?
Which of the following tests does NOT usually require fasting?
What precaution ensures the accuracy of a fecal test for occult blood (guaiac)?
What is in the buffy coat?
What should a phlebotomist use to cleanse a venipuncture site before drawing an ethanol level (ETOH)?
What duties does a phlebotomist who works in central processing have?
What determines whether a test is waived?
Before having blood drawn for a fasting test, a patient informs the phlebotomist that they drank water 2 hours ago. What should the phlebotomist do?
Why are double-voided urine collections done?
At most, how long can blood culture collection bottles be held at room temperature?
The prothrombin time (PT) test monitors which medication’s therapeutic level?
Who is the ADA meant to protect?
How often should a centrifuge be balanced?
How long should the skin be scrubbed with a cleanser prior to drawing blood cultures?
The first morning urine is frequently used for what test?
A patient had a right-sided mastectomy with right axillary lymph node removal during breast cancer treatment 10 years ago. Which arm should the phlebotomist use to draw blood?
What can cause a blood sample to hemolyze?
What must happen for patients’ information to be shared?
What is the inner layer of the heart called?
Which of the following conditions can be treated with therapeutic phlebotomy?
Vein viewers use transillumination to project light onto the skin to identify veins. What component of the blood absorbs the light and makes the veins appear dark?
How long can most plasma and serum in gel tubes be refrigerated?
Where in the body is synovial fluid found?
A patient’s blood pressure is 120/80. Which of the following numbers represents the arterial pressure when the ventricles are contracting?
Which of the following is the responsibility of OSHA?
Which of the following actions will minimize the risk of creating an aerosol?
Which of the following is FALSE regarding blood donation?
If blood is pulsing rhythmically into the syringe during a blood draw, what has been punctured?
Which urine collection technique is done by a physician?
What law mandates that health insurance providers cover 11 essential health benefits?
Which skin puncture test should be stored in an amber container?
Heparin inhibits the action of:
A blood sample is tested for sodium, and a value of 120 mEq/L is returned. What should the phlebotomist do?
T cells and B cells are which type of blood cell?
What does preparation for a hydrogen breath test include?
What is the Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act?
What component of blood do EDTA and sodium citrate act on to prevent coagulation?
The purpose of order of draw is to:
What is a dipstick used for?
How many days is the average life span of red blood cells?
Which of the following is the responsibility of the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)?
A nasopharyngeal specimen is obtained from the:
During phlebotomy, the phlebotomist realizes they have drawn a tube out of order from the recommended order of draw. What should they do next?
What is The Joint Commission?
The specific gravity of a urine sample is 1.045. What can the phlebotomist conclude from this result?
Which venous order of draw is correct?
How long should a patient fast before having a fasting urinalysis?
Which of the following terms describes the position of the palm relative to the elbow?
The additive in a tube with a light blue top is:
What is it called when a patient is injured by the failure of a medical professional to act?
How is blood glucose tested outside the lab?
The additive in blood culture bottles is:
What should a patient do before providing a sample of saliva?
Which of the following conditions is characterized by a low number of platelets?
Where is a near miss documented?
The correct order of draw for capillary specimens is:
Which of the following is a quality control measure for a glucometer?
Which of the following blood components is responsible for fighting infection?
A patient informs the phlebotomist that they have a history of syncope with blood draws. What position should the patient be placed in for phlebotomy?
During a lab draw, a patient begins to have a seizure. What should the phlebotomist NOT do?
What is an example of nonverbal communication?
When is the best time to collect a sputum sample?
What does an ACT test measure?
The purpose of recommended fill lines on evacuated tubes is to:
A hematoma rapidly develops in a patient’s antecubital space after phlebotomy. What complication should be suspected?
Which of the following directional terms means “closest to the point of attachment”?
Which of the following actions is within a phlebotomist’s scope of practice?
Too-frequent blood draws can put NICU infants at risk for _______________.
After a lab draw, a patient continues to bleed from the venipuncture site despite pressure being applied for 5 minutes. What should the phlebotomist do next?
Which of the following is a preservative used in specimen collection?
Which vitamin is important in blood clotting?
Tiny, flat, red or purple spots less than 3 mm in diameter caused by blood leaking from capillaries into the skin surface are known as:
A phlebotomist maintains eye contact and waits for a patient to finish talking before speaking. What communication technique is the phlebotomist practicing?
Why is a blood smear spread thinly on a microscope slide?
When is a sealed biohazard bag used?
Which of the following is a symptom of a nerve injury caused by venipuncture?
What is collected through a lumbar puncture?
If a patient contracts an infection from an inorganic object, what is the mode of transmission called?
Keeping the contents of an evacuated tube from contacting the needle helps prevent:
If a hematoma develops after venipuncture, the phlebotomist should advise the patient to do all of the following EXCEPT:
A patient is in the hospital for a large burn covering most of their left arm and hand and has an IV in their right antecubital space. Where should the phlebotomist draw labs from?
What type of swab is used for a rapid strep test?
Which of the following risks should the phlebotomist be aware of when drawing blood from a paralyzed limb?
When a phlebotomist inserts the needle for a draw, a hissing sound is noted and no blood flows into the tube. What is most likely the problem?
What type of infection control technique is being used when wearing gloves to perform a venipuncture?
During phlebotomy, a patient’s vein unexpectedly becomes invisible once the tube vacuum engages, and blood flow stops. All of the following are troubleshooting actions the phlebotomist can take EXCEPT:
What condition can be detected with an acid-fast bacillus test?
Which of the following is an example of ensuring electrical safety?
A tourniquet is used to:
Which size needle would be best for phlebotomy from the scalp veins of a premature infant?
What is the appropriate first action for a membrane exposure?
Which additive is correctly paired with its purpose?
What is the first thing to do if a patient has a seizure?
Blood collected in a syringe can be transferred to an evacuated tube system with a:
When using a butterfly system, which of the following is FALSE?
Which of the following is TRUE of capillary blood gases?