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Select the ONE answer that is BEST in each case.
When the coagulation of fresh whole blood is prevented through the use of an anticoagulant, the straw-colored fluid that can be separated from the cellular elements is
Which characteristic is inaccurate with respect to the anticoagulant K3 EDTA?
Heparin inhibits the clotting of fresh whole blood by neutralizing the effect of
The appropriate veins for performing a routine venipuncture are the
A blood sample is needed from a patient with IV fluids running in both arms. Which of the following is an acceptable procedure?
The bevel of the needle should be held _____ in the performance of a venipuncture.
A hematoma can form if
Phlebotomy problems can include
Which of the following skin puncture areas is (are) acceptable for the collection of capillary blood from an infant?
The proper collection of capillary blood includes
A peripheral blood smear can be prepared from
Identify the characteristic(s) of a good peripheral blood smear.
Poor blood smears can be caused by
If a blood smear is too long, the problem can be resolved by
The examination of bone marrow is useful in