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Week eleven phlebotomy True/False

Quiz yourself by thinking what should be in each of the black spaces below before clicking on it to display the answer.

Urine is the specimen of choice for drug abuse testing   True  
When collecting cerebrospinal fluid, the first tube is used for clinical microbiology testing   False (1st tube is discarded)  
Synovial fluid is extracted aseptically from joint cavities   True  
Helicobacter pylori is a bacteria that damages the stomach lining and causes peptic ulcers   True  
The TB skin test is performed by holding the syringe at an angle of approximately 45 degrees   False (It should be held at 20 degrees)  
Throat cultures are most commonly obtained to determine the presence of streptococcal infections   True  
Gastric analysis involves passing a tube through the patient's nose and into the stomach   True  
Routine urinalysis (UA) is one of the most frequently requested laboratory procedures   True  
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) can be frozen to transport the specimen to the laboratory for testing   False  
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is usually collected in four sterile containers numbered in the order in which they were collected   False (They are collected in three containers)  


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