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17) Specimen Processing

18) Non-Blood Requirements

19) Federal Regulations

20) Quality Assurance

Reading Assignment:

Reading Assignment:

Reading Assignment:

Reading Assignment:

Chapter 14: 508 - 525 Appendix D: A23 - 29

Chapter 13: 478 - 497

Chapter 1: 10 - 13 Chapter 2: 42 - 45

Chapter 2: 46 - 58 Chapter 9: 347 - 352 Chapter 14: 514 - 518





1.Describe the phlebotomist's role in collecting and/or transporting specimens to the laboratory.

1. Match the different types of non blood body fluids with their description.

1. Describe the CLIA '88 Regula- tions and describe their impact on laboratories.

2.List the general criteria for suitability of a specimen for analysis, and the reasons for specimen rejection or recollection.

2. List the appropriate instructions for patients in the proper collection and preservation for various samples, including, urine, sputum, and stools.

2. Discuss the role of JCAHO, CAP, NCCLS, AABB, DHS, and NAACLS in the regulation and accreditation of laboratories.

3.List common tests that must be chilled immediately after collection.

3. Select correct patient collection containers for the various non blood samples.

3. Identify the different types of Lab testing complexity as defined by CLIA.

4.List common tests that are affected by exposure to light.

4. Contrast the different types of urine specimen collections.

4. Describe the sanctions or penalties imposed for non- compliance with CLIA regulations.

  • 1.

    Define the terms and abbreviations associated with quality assurance in phlebotomy.

  • 2.

    List the types of records that can be used to monitor the quality of specimen ordering, collection, testing and turn-around-time.

  • 3.

    List the general criteria for suitability of a specimen for analysis, and reasons for specimen rejection or recollection.

  • 4.

    Recognize and describe corrective actions to take, with problems in test requisitions, specimen transport and processing.

  • 5.

    Identify potential pre- analytical errors that may occur during specimen collection, labeling, transporting, and processing.

  • 6.

    State possible errors that may occur through the use of outdated or defective vacuum tubes.

  • 7.

    List the tests affected by prolonged tourniquet application.

  • 8.

    List tests that can be affected by improper site cleansing.

  • 5.

    Describe the potential clerical and technical errors that may occur during specimen processing.

  • 6.

    Discuss safety rules for specimen processing and the safe operation of a centrifuge.

  • 7.

    Discuss DOT regulations for the transport of blood and blood containing body fluids.

  • 8.

    Identify basic metric units and prefixes used in the laboratory.

  • 9.

    Read both Fahrenheit and Celsius temperature charts.

  • 10.

    Define military time and convert from traditional 12- hour clock to 24-hour clock.

5. List the most common tests performed on urine, stool, semen, CSF, and other body fluids.

5. Describe the personnel standards for laboratory testing personnel as defined by CLIA.

6. Differentiate between tests done on the Physical Exam, Chemical Exam, Microscopic Exam, and Microbiology Examination of Urine.

6. Identify the different categories of laboratory documentation.

7. Identify common deficiencies found in the phlebotomy area during laboratory inspections.

  • 7.

    List common reasons for performing a Urine Drug Test.

  • 8.

    List the common problems associated with Urine Pregnancy testing.

9. Contrast the different types of semen collections.

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