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Phlebotomy Quiz


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

Clinical laboratory standards of practice in the United States have been established by which of the following organizations?





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

A. chemistry

B. hematology

C. microbiology

D. urinalysis

Nothing by mouth abbreviation means:

A. nothing to wear

B. nothing by mouth

C. not today

D. nothing by straw

Do not use the tip of the finger or center of the finger.



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


The first thing a Phlebotomist should do when entering a patient’s room is:

A. wash hands

B. knock

C. close the curtain for privacy

D. gather supplies

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 Phlebotomist knows to apply pressure for a routine venipuncture for:

A. 1 minute

B. 2-3 seconds

C. 2-3 minutes

D. 30 seconds

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

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

Which tube is typically used for collecting blood samples for glucose testing?

A. Yellow-top tube

B. Green-top tube

C. Grey-top tube

D. Purple-top tube

Blood typing and compatibility testing are performed in this department:

A. chemistry

B. hematology

C. microbiology

D. blood bank

What is the significance of the ‘order of draw’ in phlebotomy?

A. To ensure the comfort of the patient during blood collection

B. To prevent contamination of sterile equipment

C. To minimize the risk of cross-contamination between different additives in collection tubes

D. To determine the priority of tests based on their urgency

What precautions should be taken when handling a blood specimen for a blood smear?

A. Wear gloves, use a clean needle, label specimen correctly, and dispose of materials properly.

B. Handle specimen with bare hands

C. Reuse needles for multiple specimens

D. Mislabel specimen

Which of the following tests is performed in the coagulation department?



C. D-dimer

D. glucose

For how long can a blood specimen for a hematology test be stored at room temperature before testing?

A. 1-2 hours

B. 24-48 hours

C. Up to 6 hours

D. Up to 72 hours

Which anticoagulant is commonly used in tubes for collecting blood samples for a complete blood count (CBC) test?

A. Heparin

B. Sodium citrate


D. No anticoagulant is used

Which of the following is a chemistry test?

A. Hemoglobin A1c

B. hematocrit

C. Platelet count


Which tube color is typically used for collecting blood samples for erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) tests?

A. Yellow-top tube

B. Black-top tube

C. Purple-top tube

D. Blue-top tube

Anticoagulants ___ blood from clotting.

A. loosen

B. enhance

C. prevent

Why is it important to properly label blood tubes with patient information?

A. To confuse healthcare professionals

B. To test the memory of the lab staff

C. It is important to properly label blood tubes with patient information to ensure accurate identification of the blood sample, prevent mix-ups, and provide necessary details for proper patient care and treatment.

D. To add a personal touch to the blood sample

Phlebotomy is used as a therapeutic treatment for:

A. diabetes

B. hypothyroidism

C. phlebitis

D. polycythemia

_____ where patients’ conditions are less critical and can be treated without hospitalization.

A. acute care

B. ambulatory care

C. long term care

D. inpatient care


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