Phlebotomy ASCP Practice Exam

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Question 1
A microbe's ability to survive on a contaminated object depends on its:
A
susceptibility
B
virulence
C
survivability
D
viability
Question 1 Explanation: 
A microbe's ability to survive on a contaminated object depends on its viability, which is its ability to maintain itself.
Question 2
Toxic bilirubin levels in newborns are associated with which disease?
A
MCD
B
HDN
C
GALT
D
PKU
Question 2 Explanation: 
Hemolytic disease of the newborn (HDN) accelerates RBC hemolysis, raising bilirubin levels.
Question 3
When a dispute is settled before a jury, it is __________ of the litigation process:
A
phase four
B
phase one
C
phase three
D
phase two
Question 3 Explanation: 
Phase three of the litigation process is when the dispute is brought to trial and settled before a jury. If the jury's decision is appealed, the process enters phase four.
Question 4
A normal heart rate is typically defined as ___beats per minute.
A
80
B
72
C
65
D
93
Question 4 Explanation: 
The average normal heart rate is 72 beats per minute.
Question 5
Which of the following is correct regarding the application of pressure following arterial puncture?
A
a pressure bandage should be applied to the puncture site
B
a tourniquet should be tied around the puncture site
C
only the blood drawer should apply manual pressure
D
only the patient should apply manual pressure
Question 5 Explanation: 
Following arterial puncture, only the blood drawer should apply manual pressure. The patient might not apply sufficient pressure. Pressure bandages are not acceptable.
Question 6
The condition of high blood potassium is known as:
A
hyperglycemia
B
hypernatremia
C
hyperventilation
D
hyperkalemia
Question 6 Explanation: 
Hyperkalemia is elevated blood potassium levels. Hypokalemia is low blood potassium levels.
Question 7
When using a syringe, you can tell that the needle has entered the vein when:
A
blood appears at the surface of the skin
B
an audible "pop" is heard
C
the needle will shake slightly
D
a flash of blood appears in the hub
Question 7 Explanation: 
A small flash of blood should appear in the hub of the needle when the needle enters a vein.
Question 8
A pneumatic tube system is:
A
type of computer monitor
B
type of collection tube used for capillary puncture
C
a transport system that uses pressurizes air
D
a blood collection tube that uses vacuum
Question 8 Explanation: 
A pneumatic tube system is a system of tubes in a building that uses pressurized air to transport items such as blood specimens.
Question 9
The administrator of a clinical area who reports back to the laboratory administrator:
A
technical supervisor
B
laboratory director
C
point-of-care coordinator
D
medical laboratory technician
Question 9 Explanation: 
A technical supervisor is an administrator of a section of a laboratory who reports back to the laboratory administrator:
Question 10
The priority of a test whose status is "ASAP" is:
A
first
B
fourth
C
last
D
second or third
Question 10 Explanation: 
The test status "ASAP" means "as soon as possible." The priority of a test with this status is second or third, depending on the type of test.
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