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Phlebotomy Quiz


Which of the following is a characteristic of a pathologist’s responsibilities?

A. daily rounds with patients

B. treatment of conditions related to the respiratory system

C. oversight of a clinical laboratory

D. performance of point of care procedures

In order to protect themselves on the job, phlebotomy should have which character trait?

A. propensity for cleanliness

B. fear of infectious disease

C. expressing themselves loudly

D. being suspicions of peers

Which of the following situations allows patients to feel in control?

A. agreeing with patients that it is their right to refuse a blood draw

B. informing patients that you are going to collect a blood sample

C. insisting that patients cooperate and let you draw needed samples

D. telling patients they are not to eat or drink anything during a test

An example of an unfavorable patient outcome during or after a phlebotomy procedure would be if the patient

A. states that he is fearful of the procedure

B. faints after the venipuncture

C. has a loud radio going in the room

D. has several family members in the room

A phlebotomist is told to take procedural shortcuts to save time in collecting specimens during morning sweeps. She disagrees and chooses to follow the protocol. Which professional characteristic is she exhibiting?

A. Compassion

B. diplomacy

C. integrity

D. motivation

Which of the following is an ancient bloodletting instrument has a counterpart in a modern-day bleeding device?

A. bleeding bowl

B. cup

C. fleam

D. syringe

Which laboratory department performs tests to identify abnormalities of the blood and bloodforming tissues?

A. chemistry

B. hematology

C. microbiology

D. urinalysis

Blood typing and compatibility testing are performed in this department:

A. chemistry

B. hematology

C. microbiology

D. blood bank

If a patient begins to bleed profusely during a venipuncture, you should:

A. wrap the site with coban

B. apply a bandaid

C. immediately stop & apply pressure until bleeding stops

Which of the following is the main area of responsibility for every phlebotomist?

A. analytic testing

B. data collection

C. reporting results

D. preanalytic processes

Short term treatment for an urgent injury or medical condition

A. acute care

B. short care

C. long term care

D. rapid care

An example of how clinical laboratory test results are used is

A. body mass index

B. cataract screening

C. monitoring cholesterol levels

D. measuring heart rate

The phlebotomist is asked to collect a specimen from a patient in the nephrology department. A patient in this department is most likely being treated for a disorder of the:

A. Joints

B. Brain

C. Kidneys

D. Nose

The Phlebotomist knows to apply pressure for a routine venipuncture for:

A. 1 minute

B. 2-3 seconds

C. 2-3 minutes

D. 30 seconds

Which of the following departments performs blood cultures?

A. chemistry

B. hematology

C. microbiology

D. urinalysis

Potential Job sites for Phlebotomists are:

A. Specialty hosp

B. Rural health clinics

C. home hospice

D. all of the above

Which of the following is the name or abbreviation of the federal law that established standards for the electronic exchange of patient information?



C. Medicare


Which of the following individuals is most likely to perform phlebotomy procedures?

A. office manager

B. pathologist

C. pharmacist

D. medical assistant

The primary duty of a phlebotomist?

A. access all specimens

B. Collect blood specimens

C. document the workload

D. perform clerical duties

Which of the following tools is most useful for demonstrating steps in laboratory procedures.

A. fish bone diagram

B. brainstorming

C. flowchart

D. six sigma

A patient feels faint, remove the tourniquet & withdraw the needle as quickly as possible.



Another name for the blood bank is:

A. Immunohematology

B. Immunology

C. microbiology

D. serology assays

The following are the categories of professionalism except:

A. respect

B. support

C. honesty

D. growth

Basic metabolic panels (BMPs) are performed in which department?

A. chemistry

B. hematology

C. microbiology

D. urinalysis

Phlebotomy is used as a therapeutic treatment for:

A. diabetes

B. hypothyroidism

C. phlebitis

D. polycythemia


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