Phlebotomy Technician Practice Test – AMCA

This phlebotomy practice exam will test you on concepts you’ll need to know to pass the AMCA national phlebotomy exam.


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Which of the following is not a phlebotomist’s duty?

  • Starting intravenous (IV) lines

A national organization that sets standards for phlebotomy procedures is the:

  • CLSI

Which type of contact infection transmission involves transfer of an infective microbe to the mucous membranes of a susceptible individual by means of a cough or sneeze?

  • Droplet

Which of the following is a test of the respiratory system?

  • ABGs

The receiving chambers of the heart are the:

  • Venticles

An individual’s blood type is determined by the presence or absence of a certain type of

  • Antigen present on the red blood cells

Which of the following veins is not an antecubital vein?

  • Femoral

Which needle gauge has the largest lumen?

  • 18

Which government agency regulates the quality of gloves worn when performing phlebotomy procedures?

  • FDA

The tests performed in the following department are collected in a tube with a light blue stopper:

  • Coagulation

Never leave a tourniquet on for more than

  • 1 minute

You must draw a protime specimen from a patient with IVs in both arms. Which of the following is the best thing to do? Draw the specimen:

  • Below an IV

What is PKU?

  • A hereditary inability to metabolize phenylalanine

Which test requires strict skin antisepsis procedures before specimen collection?

  • Blood culture

Which of the following tests may require special “chain of custody” documentation when collected?

  • Drug screen

The hormone detected in positive urine pregnancy tests is:

  • HCG

When performing the Allen test, which artery is released first?

  • Ulnar

Which fluid is obtained by lumbar puncture?

  • Cerebrospinal

A urine C & S is typically ordered to detect:

  • Presence of UTI

Which statement describes proper centrifuge operation?

  • Place tubes of equal size and volume opposite one another

#1 An individual’s blood type is determined by the presence or absence of a certain type of:

Antigen present on the red blood cells is correct


This is a practice test based on a past American Medical Certification Association study guide linked below. Use this test for entertainment only.

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