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Capillary Stick Term

Capillary Stick Terms-Brittany Benning

Antecubital space- The surface of the arm in front of the elbow.
Anticoagulant- A substance that inhibits blood clotting.
Capillary puncture- Also called a skin puncture and is used to obtain a capillary specimen.
Capillary tube- Consist of a disposable glass or plastic tube. Depending on the size of the tube it can hold 5 to 75 units of blood. In a medical office a capillary tube is used to collect blood specimen for hematocrit determination.
Hematoma- A swelling or mass of cogulated blood caused by a break in a blood vessel.
Hemoconcentration- An increase in the concentration of the nonfilterable blood componets in the blood vessels, such as red blood cells, enzymes, iron, and calcium, as a result of a decrease in the fluid content of the blood.
Hemolysis- The breakdown of blood cells.
Infant- A child from birth to 12 months of age.
Micro collection Tubes- Consist of a small plastic tube with a removable blood collector tip.The tip is designed to collect capillary blood from a skin puncture and results in a realtively large blood specimen.
Osteochrondritis- Inflammation of bone and cartilage.
Osteomyelitis- Inflammation of the bone as a result of bacterial infection.
Phlebotomist- A health care professional trained in the collection of blood specimen.
Phlebotomy- Incision of a vein for the removal of blood; the collection of blood.
Plasma- The liquid part of the blood consisting of a clear straw-colored fluid that comprises approximately 55% of the blood volume.
Serum- Plasma from which the clotting factor fibrinogen has been removed.
Venipuncture- Puncturing of a vein.
Created by: brittanybenning