Phlebotomist Interview Questions

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  1. 1.

    If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?

  2. 2.

    What is an ANA used for?

  3. 3.

    Why is a discard tube necessary when drawing a light blue top?

  4. 4.

    How do you handle stressful situations?

  5. 5.

    Give two examples of collection tubes and what type of tests they are used for.

  6. 6.

    Why would a prothrombin time be ordered?

  7. 7.

    What are some issues you can think of that may hinder drawing blood in a geriatric patient?

  8. 8.

    Do you have a preference of what age group you like to work with when performing venipunctures?

  9. 9.

    If you were drawing blood and using a light blue top specimen collection tube, what kind of test is being performed, and what are some things one should know about using this tube to perform this test?

  10. 10.

    What is PKU. and when is it normally diagnosed?

  11. 11.

    What makes you think you will be successful at our organization?

  12. 12.

    What tests would you anticipate being done to check a patient's kidney function?

  13. 13.

    What is the purpose of a platelet aggregation test, and what color tube would you use to collect the specimen?

  14. 14.

    At what point would you ask a co-worker or supervisor to help you with a blood draw?

  15. 15.

    How would you deal with an angry patient, and why?

  16. 16.

    What is something that scares you about being a phlebotomist?

  17. 17.

    What do you think are some characteristics of a good phlebotomist?

  18. 18.

    What are some ways to avoid mistakes when drawing blood?

  19. 19.

    What is an HIV test window?

  20. 20.

    Can you think of a time that you had a disagreement with a boss or co-worker, and if so, how was it resolved?

  21. 21.

    Do you anticipate any changes in your life within the next 12-24 months that may cause you to have to relocate or leave this job?

  22. 22.

    What are some possible risks associated with drawing blood from a neonate?

  23. 23.

    When a venipuncture is performed, if there is no blood or the blood flow stops, what are some steps a phlebotomist may take to remedy this situation?

  24. 24.

    What are some things to consider when drawing blood from a pediatric patient?

  25. 25.

    What is an A1C test used for and what do the different results indicate?

  26. 26.

    Why did you choose a career as a phlebotomist?

  27. 27.

    What would you describe as your biggest weakness?

  28. 28.

    What are some things you think people notice about your personality?

  29. 29.

    Do you feel you are capable of being a good team player?

  30. 30.

    What is a CMP?