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. Which statement describes proper centrifuge operation?

Place tubes of equal size and volume opposite one another is correct

#2. A urine C & S is typically ordered to detect:

Presence of UTI is correct

#3. Which fluid is obtained by lumbar puncture?

Cerebrospinal is correct

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

Ulnar is correct

#5. The hormone detected in positive urine pregnancy tests is:

HCG is correct

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

Drug screen is correct

#7. Which test requires strict skin antisepsis procedures before specimen collection?

Blood culture is correct

#8. What is PKU?

A hereditary inability to metabolize phenylalanine is correct

#9. 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 is correct

#10. Never leave a tourniquet on for more than

1 minute is correct

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

Coagulation is correct

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

FDA is correct

#13. Which needle gauge has the largest lumen?

18 is correct

#14. Which of the following veins is not an antecubital vein?

Femoral is correct

#15. 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

#16. The receiving chambers of the heart are the:

Venticles is correct

#17. Which of the following is a test of the respiratory system?

ABGs is correct

#18. 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 is correct

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

CLSI is correct

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

Starting intravenous (IV) lines is correct

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