FREE Certified Phlebotomy Technician(CPT): Basic Questions and Answers

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Which blood cell is in charge of carrying carbon dioxide and oxygen:

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Red blood cells, or erythrocytes, carry oxygen and carbon dioxide.

The three arm veins that phlebotomists typically use:

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The three most often used arm veins in phlebotomy are the basilic, cephalic, and median cubital veins.

The correct name of the blood cell type that protects the body from pathogens, parasites, bacteria, and allergens:

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When an allergen invades, basophils, a type of white blood cell, are responsible for an allergic reaction.

Where the antecubital fossa is located?

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On the front side of the arm, at the bend of the elbow, is where you may find the antecubital fossa.

A phlebotomy technician is going to take a blood sample from a patient when, when inspecting the patient's arm for a suitable site, the technician discovers that the patient has petechiae on both arms. The technician is aware of what this means, so they carry out the venipuncture while taking additional time to make sure the bleeding has stopped before they leave the patient. Why did the tech act in this way?

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The phlebotomy technician is aware that the petechiae could be signs of clotting issues.

The blood veins that carry oxygen-rich blood from the heart to the body's tissues and have smooth muscle on their walls.

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From the heart to the body's tissues, oxygenated blood travels through the arterial blood arteries.

The phlebotomy technician has assembled the necessary supplies for an arterial puncture, including sterile gauze, betadine wipes, a syringe, and a 1,000 IU/ml heparin solution. Which piece of equipment the tech has forgotten:

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A container of ice water has been left behind by the tech.

The fibrinogen is present in:

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The blood plasma contains the fibrinogen.

The system that monitors the body's internal and external environments, identifies changes, and then plans or coordinates a response:

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When the body's internal and external environments change, the nervous system recognizes those changes and guides or coordinates a reaction.

What is the difference between fainting and hypovolemic shock?

Please select 2 correct answers

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While hypovolemic shock is a medical emergency, fainting is not.

Which of the following should phlebotomists not take into account while working with elderly people?

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Phlebotomists should create a safe environment when working with senior citizens.

A phlebotomy technician is preparing to take a blood sample from a patient when they see red and pinpoint-sized spots all over both of the patient's arms. The medical term for this occurrence:

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Petechiae, a phenomena where little red dots form on the body, are an indication that there may have been excessive bleeding following blood collection.

The organ that is both a component of the circulatory and digestive systems and is the largest filter in the human body:

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The liver, which is a component of both the circulatory and digestive systems, is the body's biggest filter.

Please choose one of the following factors that doesn't require extra attention when working with infants:

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Protective restraints should be used as necessary when working with neonates.

The system that has cilia, which are hair-like structures that serve as microscopic filters and whose main purpose is air supply:

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The main job of the respiratory system is air delivery, and it also has cilia, which resemble small hairs and serve as filters.

A phlebotomy technician used a syringe to execute their first venipuncture. He was careful when taking the sample not to draw up on the plunger too quickly or push it too hard when transferring the blood from the syringe to the specimen container. The extra safety measures protect against:

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These safety measures will aid in preventing specimen hemolysis.

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