Quiz 1: Phlebotomy Practice and Quality Assessment

Medicine

Phlebotomy is a procedure of puncturing any vein to draw out some blood or to introduce any fluid. This is an art of taking out blood for the further tests. Phlebotomists are the people that identify the patient, interpret the tests, and draws out the blood with the correct method. Phases of laboratory testing are as follows: 1. Pre analytical phase- It is the first phase, which includes actual laboratory process. It occurs during patient assessment that includes specimen handling. 2. Analytical phase- This phase includes the diagnostic procedures or a product that gives result at the end. 3. Post analytic phase- Final phase of laboratory, process that culminates the product of final values. The most important phase of testing is the first phase that can have important errors during specimen handling and identification. Thus, it must have rigorous control to avoid further errors.

Phlebotomy is a procedure of puncturing any vein to draw out some blood or to introduce any fluid. This is an art of taking out blood for the further tests. Phlebotomists are the people that identify the patient, interpret the tests, draws out the blood with the correct method. The work of puncturing the vein is to withdraw blood for diagnosis of various tests. It should be done by the experts in the pathology. The office manager is not a person of medical background. The pharmacist is the one who has a great knowledge of medicine and drugs. Medical assistant helps in consulting and assist medical help. Hence, the options a, c and d are incorrect. The pathologist is the one who draws blood from a vein for diagnosis. The pathologist looks for the presence of two types of growth patterns in the tissue and gives them a grade. The grades are added to give the final Gleason sum. The lower the Gleason score, the more normal the prostate cells and the higher the score will be and the more aggressive is the cancer. Hence, the correct answer is option img .

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