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to cut into a vein is known as phlebotomy
A written or computer generated order for laboratory tests is called a requisition
abstinence of food and liquids, except water, for a set number of hours prior to testing is known as: fasting
An excessive buildup of fluids in the body tissue is known as: edema
an increase in the concentration of red blood cells in the circulating blood which is commonly caused by exceeding tourniquet time of 60 seconds is called hemoconcentration
a flat vinyl rubber or fabric with velcro used to restrict blood flow enabling better palpitation is called: tourniquet
fainting because the body overreacts to certain triggers (sight of blood, extreme emotional distress) is known as: vasovagal response
The stoppage of the flow of blood is known as: hemostasis
adapter that connects to the needle and where the collection tube is inserted during phlebotomy is called: HUB or plastic needle holder
Butterfly style needle attached to a length of tubing and affixed to a plastic needle holde, used on small or fragile veins such as those of the hands or on pediatric patients is known as: winged infusion
A chemical substance that prevents clotting is known as anticoagulant
the process by which a clot forms in the blood is known as coagulation
the total volume of blood including plasma and formed elements; blood that has not been separated by chemical additives or centrifuging is called: whole blood
sodium polyanethol sulfonate is a: SPS yellow tube for blood cultures
sodium citrate anticoagulant tube is a: light blue for coagulation study
a plastic clot activator or glass no additive tube is a: red serum chemistry tube
a serum separator clot activated tube with thixotropic gel is a: gold or tiger top tube
a sodium heparin or lithium heparin plasma tube is: a green tube
an anticoagulant whole blood specimen used for hematology determination, immunohematology and blood donor screening is what tube: lavender EDTA tube
A potassium oxalate, sodium fluoride used for glucose testing or GTT's is a gray top tube
An abnormal connection between two body parts that can usually be repaired by surgery is a: fistula
A small medical appliance that is installed beneath the skin used to administer medication or withdraw blood samples is called: a port
Surgical removal of one or both breasts usually associated with cancer is: a mastectomy
located in the center of the antecubital space, most commonly used vein. median cubital
located in the lateral antecubital space second choice vein cephalic vein
located in the medial anticubital space, superficial to the brachial artery basilica vein
the inner space of the elbow, primary site for venipuncture antecubital space
formation of a blood clot deep within a vein, usually in the legs deep vein thrombosis, DVT
This method of blood draw requires a double sided needle: ETS evacuated tube
This method of blood draw requires aspirating and then transferring the blood: syringe draw
This method of blood draw is used for small or fragile veins and can be used with a syringe or hub winged infusion
The rupture of red blood cells usually from using too small a needle guage or over mixing Hemolysis
Created by: CWillems
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