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1

The forearm vein most commonly used for venipuncture is the

Median cubital

2

The smallest veins in the human body are known as

Venules

3

The aorta branches into smaller divisions called arteries, which in turn branch into even smaller divisions called

Arterioles

4

Characteristics of capillaries include:

having thin-walls
forming microscopic pathways
connecting arterioles with venules

5

Within the capillaries, blood cell functions include:

releasing oxygen
binding carbon dioxide
eliminating waste

6

The heart, lymphatic organs, and blood vessels are in which system

cardiovascular

7

The suffix -uria at the end of a medical term refers what body location?

urine

8

The study of blood is known as

hematology

9

The liver, stomach, mouth and pancreas are in which system

digestive

10

The most important step to ensure accuracy in sample collection is

identifying the patient properly

11

The bladder, urethra, kidneys, and ureters are in which system

urinary

12

The trachea, nose, lungs and pharynx are in which system

respiratory

13

The sebaceous glands, skin hair and nails are in which system

integumentary

14

The body system that is a primary regulator of hormones is which system

endocrine

15

Neutrophils, eosinophils, basophils, lymphocytes and monocytes are types of

white blood cells

16

The common name for the thrombocyte is the

platelet

17

The liquid portion of an anticoagulated blood sample is known as

plasma

18

The instrument that measures blood pressure is called

sphyngmomanometer

19

An artery can be distinguished from a vein because an artery will be

pulsating

20

Lancets are used to collect blood samples by

capillary or skin puncture

21

The abbreviation VAD is commonly used in hospitals to refer to

venous access devices

22

To determine the size of the needle, remember that the higher the gauge

the smaller the needle bore

23

A centrifuge is used in a a clinical laboratory setting to

separate liquid from cells in blood

24

The oral glucose tolerance test is used for detection of

diabetes

25

Which evacuated tube is used for collection of blood for a CBC tet

lavender top

26

Which evacuated tube is used for collection of blood for electrolyte testing

Red top

27

Adult capillary punctures most often involve the use of which fingers

second and third (index and middle)

28

Which evacuated tube is used for collection of blood for cholesterol testing

Red top

29

Sodium citrate is an anticoagulant of choice for coagulation studies because it protects

clotting factors

30

When preparing a blood smear directly from a skin puncture it is best to

wipe away the first drop of blood