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Clinicals Phlebotomy QL A 2 10/24/2011

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Tourniquet
When applied to the arm, constricts the flow of blood in the arm and makes the veins more prominent.
Complete Blood Count
CBC
Red Blood Cell
RBC
Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (or heparin)
EDTA
serum
Clear, straw-colored liquid that is used for many of the tests done in the lab. The liquid is extracted from clots, without the fibrinogen.
plasma
Liquid portion of uncoagulated blood. The fluid that provides a matrix for blood cells, electrolytes, proteins, and chemicals to travel throughout the body,via the blood vessels.
erythrocytes
red blood cells
16 g
Most commonly used in blood banking donations
18 g
Not used for phlebotomy; but sometimes used in blood banking/donations
23 g
Often considered too small, can cause hemolysis of blood cells; used sometimes with butterfly system
21 g
Most common size used with vacuum tubes
viscosity
degree of thickness of a liquid
erythrocyte sedimentation rate
ESR
Red
what color tube has no additives?
EDTA (liquid form)
What is in a lavender tube top?
Red-Gray mottled (Tiger Top), Gold Top,
Which tube top has a serum separator?
Light Blue
What color tube is used for coagulation studies?
The median cubital vein, cephalic and basilic veins in the antecubital space which is located anterior to the elbow.
What veins are most common used for venipuncture?
coagulation
process by which blood clots