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Phlebotomy – Test (full)

Competency Test for Phlebotomists

The following test for Phlebotomist is used to assess your experience and skills and help your Nurse Adviser place you in the proper assignment. Please choose the best answer to each question.
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A. Universal Precautions and Patient Interaction
Upon entering a patient's room to perform phlebotomy, what is the very first step?

The blood bank technologist does not necessarily have to uphold the “Standards for Blood Banks and Transfusion Services” standard established by the American Association of Blood Banks.
Giving particular attention to proper recommended procedures for handwashing is an example of which desired personal characteristic?
A moral obligation to determine the difference between right and wrong is:
The “Scope of Practice” refers to:
Which answer best tells us about HIPAA?
Based on the protections of HIPAA, which of the following are best practices to ensure compliance?
Being familiar with customs of different cultures is important. One example is to be aware that nodding may be considered a sign of politeness and not of understanding.

B. Patient Preparation and Blood Collection
A patient is sleeping when the phlebotomist enters the room. The proper procedure is to:
The phlebotomist must never force a patient to undergo a venipuncture.
It is standard procedure for a phlebotomist in an emergency room to draw a specimen without a requisition if the patient is unable to respond to the phlebotomist
It is standard for a phlebotomist to speak with an unconscious patient when performing venipuncture.
Which of the following types of tests should be collected first?
These are internally lined w/ silicone to prevent cells from sticking to the side of the tube:
The following are reasons a laboratory may reject a sample except:

C. Hematology
The clear, straw-colored portion of blood is called:
Why is EDTA (Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid, no, you won't be asked to spell it) a preferred anticoagulent for blood requiring hematology?
Which of the below is not a blood electrolyte?
Although containing hemoglobin, this type of cell found in blood lacks a nucleus:
Serum samples are drawn before blood coagulation to:
A potassium deficit caused by vomiting, gastric suction, alkalosis, diarrhea, or the use of diuretics is likely a sign of:
A CBC includes which of the following tests?
The most abundant plasma protein is:
The medical term for a below normal red blood cell count/hemoglobin level is called:
The difference between icteric and lipemic specimens are thus: post-centrifuged icteric samples are cloudy because of increased lipids, while lipemic ones are yellow-hued because of a higher presence of biliruben.
The differential leukocyte count can only be performed on blood drawn into an EDTA evacuated tube.
The most numerically common cell from a normal blood draw is the erythrocyte.

D. Medical Terminology
(remember: BEST answer = 1 answer only)
The abbreviation for prothrombin time is:
The abbreviation for partial thromboplastin time is:
A combining form using proper medical terminology which means "gallbladder" is:
An abnormal increase in the amount of sugar/glucose in the blood is:
The medical term for the repairing of a blood vessel is called:
In phlebotomy, ESR means:
Serology is the study of:
In medical terminology, prefixes give information about the location of an organ.

E. Clinical Chemistry, Urinalysis, Microbiology
The early morning specimen is preferred for cultures (bacterial) and microscopic examinations because:
Which of the following stands for ammonia?
Icteric serum specimens have a yellow color due to large amounts of:
Glycosuria is:
Which of the following is not a serum electrolyte?
Proteinuria is found in most healthy adults and is not cause for alarm.
An electrolyte test determines the presence of sodium, potassium and chlorides in the blood.
F. The Circulatory System
This separates the two ventricles:
The heart chamber which receives oxygenated blood from the lungs is called the:
Which part of the human heart receives blood from lungs and body?
The flow of blood through the body – from heart to heart – occurs through the following course:
These detect changes in blood pressure:
The relaxation phase of the heartbeat cycle, which occurs when the ventricles relax is called:
G. Optional Bonus
(incorrect answers do not change above score; each correct answer = 1 less missed answer above)
The name of the chemical used in minor cases of iron and mercury poisoning, a polyamino carboxylic acid hexadentate ("six-toothed") ligand that binds metal ions, is called what? (Hint 1: it may be mentioned elsewhere in this test. Hint 2: “long” term but only the abbreviation, 4 digits, is needed)
The opposite of an ion is: (hint: look at the question)
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