RMA 24

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  1. Which of the following is an appropriate site for capillary blood collection?

    A Small toe
    B Earlobe
    C Heel
    D Both B and C
    E All of the above
  2. Which cells play a vital role in internal respiration?

    A Bone marrow cells
    B Erythrocytes
    C Leukocytes
    D Mast cells
    E Basophils
  3. What is the longest time a tourniquet should remain on a patients arm?

    A 1 minute
    B 2 minutes
    C 3 minutes
    D 4 minutes
    E 5 minutes
  4. Dysuria is?

    A Inability to retain urine
    B Painful or difficult urination
    C Increased output of urine
    D Decreased output of urine
    E Micturition
  5. Which of the following devices might be used to collect blood from fragile veins?

    A A finger stick
    B A vacutainer system
    C A butterfly needle
    D an automatic puncturing device
    E None of the above
  6. A blue stopper indicates that a collection tube?

    A Is sterile
    B Is to be used only for capillary puncture
    C Contains the additive EDTA
    D Contains an antiseptic
    E Contains sodium citrate
  7. To test for substances that are sporadically released into urine, a physician might order which type of urine specimen?

    A 24-hour
    B Clean catch
    C Random
    D First voided
    E Timed
  8. To follow Universal Precautions in phlebotomy you should?

    A Wash your hands
    B Wear exam gloves
    C Recap needle after blood is drawn and dispose of it in a biohazard container
    D Both A and B
    E All of the above
  9. A medical assistant or a phlebotomist should NOT attempt to obtain blood from any patient more than?

    A One time
    B Two times
    C Three times
    D Four times
    E Five times
  10. If a urinalysis cannot be performed within 30 mins after collection, the urine specimen must be stored?

    A In an incubator
    B In a freezer
    C At room temperature
    D In a refrigerator
  11. Specific gravity may be measured by all of he following methods EXCEPT?

    A Dipstick
    B Urinometer
    C Microscope
    D Refractometer
    E Reagent strip
  12. The quality control log?

    A Lists specimens sent to another lab for testing
    B Shows when the testing equipment was last calibrated
    C Shows all the procedures completed during the workday
    D Shows the quality testing performed on every batch of reagent product
    E Documents maintenance done on lab equipment
  13. Which of the following stains is specific to blood?

    A Contrast
    B Gram's
    C Wright's
    D Basic
    E Agar
  14. The color code for an evacuation tube that does NOT contain an additive is?

    A Red
    B Lavender
    C Gray
    D Red and black
    E Yellow
  15. A creatine kinase test is done to help diagnose which of the following conditions?

    A Muscular dystrophies and heart disease
    B Infection or Luekemia
    C Cancer
    D Kidney disorder
    E Uterine disorder
  16. Which of the following describes a centrifuge?

    A Machine used to count blood cells
    B Machine used to separate particles
    C Machine used to heat cultures
    D Machine used to analyze specimens
    E Machine used to clean laboratory equipment
  17. An erythrocyte sedimentation rate test might be used to?

    A Test for specific antibodies in the blood
    B Determine sickle cell anemia or inflammation and infection
    C Determine obesity and phenylketonuria
    D Determine liver disease and hypothyroidism
    E Determine the type and level of vitamins
  18. How should the patients arm be positioned when drawing blood in phlebotomy?

    A Above heart level
    B Bent at the elbow
    C Hanging down
    D Slightly upward
    E Slightly downward
  19. Which of the following is used in direct examination of a specimen?

    A Wet mount
    B Gram's stain
    C Agar
    D Petri dish
    E Both B and CD
  20. The venipuncture site most commonly used on adults is the?

    A Basilic vein
    B Median Cubital Vein
    C Cephalic vein
    D Brachial vein
    E Iliac vein
  21. After preparing a KOH mount,

    A Examine the slide immediately
    B Let the specimen sit at room temperature
    C Refrigerate the specimen immediately
    D Place the specimen in an incubator
    E Either A or B
  22. Before inoculating a culture plate, you should?

    A Label it on the top
    B Label it on the bottom, agar side
    C Label it with the patients name and your initials only
    D Both B and C
    E Both A and C
  23. The first step in preparing a culture plate is to?

    A Refrigerate it
    B Warm it
    C Add the specimen
    D Label it
    E Wash it
  24. Albumin found in urine might indicate?

    A Renal disease
    B Heart failure
    C Hypertension
    D Fever
    E All of the above
  25. Urine that is too acidic could indicate

    A Urinary tract infection
    B Renal failure
    C Diabetes
    D Gout
    E Incontinence
  26. If a drop of blood does not form after capillary puncture, which of the following should be done?

    A Puncture the skin again
    B Push repeatedly on the finger as if milking it
    C Apply a tourniquet
    D Apply steady pressure
    E Wait until a drop does form
  27. Which of the following causes would give plasma or serum a milky appearance?

    A Hyperlipidemia
    B Kidney disease
    C Cancer
    D Protein disorder
    E Vegetarian diet
  28. Which of the following is used in preparing a blood smear slide?

    A Hemoclip
    B Microhematocrit tube
    C Lens paper
    D Automatic puncturing device
    E Spreader slide
  29. Sensitivity testing is used to determine

    A A pathogens suseptibility to antibiotics
    B A patients susceptibility to antibiotics
    C A patients susceptibility to pathogens
    D A pathogens susceptibility to antiseptic agents
    E None of the above
  30. A diaper rash on a pediatric patient may indicate which of the following?

    A Possible diabetes
    B Urinary tract infection
    C Renal dysfunction
    D Enuresis
    E Nocurnal enuresis
  31. The amylase test is used for disorders related to the?

    A Heat
    B Brain
    C Pancreas
    D Lymphatic system
    E Endocrine system
  32. A physician may order a stool culture if he or she suspects?

    A Cancer
    B Protozoal infection
    C Bacterial infection
    D Colitis
    E All of the above
  33. Fasting specimens are preferred for which of the following tests?

    A Creatinine
    B Triglycerides
    C Thyroid function
    D Hemoglobin
    E Albumin
  34. The anticoagulant EDTA is most appropriate for a blood specimen that has been collected for?

    A Glucose tolerance tests
    B Complete blood cell counts
    C Blood cultures
    D Plasma toxicology
    E Coagulation studies
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RMA 24
2010-08-18 15:17:15

RMA 24
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