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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  • 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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