What is the Rh factor?
Answer: The presence or absence of the RBC antigen called the Rh factor or D - antigen, which determines wether a person is type Rh-positive or Rh-negative.
What is the difference between people who are Rh-positive and Rh-negative?
Answer: Rh-negative people do not have natural antibodies to the Rh factor but will for antibodies if they receive Rh-positive blood.
What is Basal state?
Answer: Basal state is when a person has gone 12 hours in rest with no food and exercise. Example: Sleep 10a.m-10p.m
What are they?
1. Tunica Externa - Outer layer
2. Tunica Media - Middle layer
3. Tunica Intima - Innermost layer
What is "transmission" in medical terms?
Answer: Transmission refers to a way of transportation for bacteria, air born sickness and disease. ie. Sneezing, coughing and vectors (animals).
What is an example of "implied consent" ?
Answer: When a patient extends their arm for you to perform venipuncture.
When a patient verbally gives you permission to perform a venipuncture procedure, what kind of consent is that?
Answer: Expressed consent.
What is Analytical mean in terms of phlebotomy?
Answer: During, acts performed by the phlebotomist while a needle is inserted into the Pts arm.
What is Post- analytical mean?
Answer: Acts that are taken place after the procedure is complete and the needle has been extracted from the Pts arm ie. Mislabeling, neglecting to apply pressure to punctured site.
Why are we not to stick in an area where burns, scars and tattoos are present?
Answer: Because these areas are more susceptible to infection and yield inaccurate test results.