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WTC Phlebotomy Vocab

Vocab # 2 1-20

TermDefinition
capillary tubes small plastic tube used primarily for hematocrit tests
iatrogenic anemia anemia caused by excessive blood draws
microcollection containers come in different sizes to accommodate different volumes of blood
microcollection tubes small tube used to collect dermal puncture samples; also called a "bullet"
microhematocrit tubes small plastic tube used primarily for hematocrit tests
osteochondritis painful inflammation of the bone or cartilage
osteomyelitis bone infection
arterial line vascular access device that is placed in an artery
arteriovenous shunt artificial connection between an artery an a vein
bilirubin substance produced by the normal breakdown of red blood cells that may accumulate in the blood
central venous catheter CVC the most common vascular access device, inserted into one of the large veins emptying into the heart
fistula permanent internal connection between an artery and a vein
implanted port chamber located under the skin and connected to an indwelling line
jaundice yellowing of the skin due to accumulation of bile
kernicterus brain damage caused by bilirubin entering the brain
vascualr access device VAD tube that is inserted into either a vein or an artery; used to administer fluids or medications, monitor blood pressure, or draw blood.
amniocentesis collection of amniotic fluid for detection of inherited diseases and other abnormalities
catherized urine specimen urine sample collected via a catheter inserted into the bladder
first morning specimen urine sample collected immediately after a patient wakens
midstream clean catch most common procedure for collecting any type of urine specimen
Created by: mcraee