# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Patient Care Technician Task 549762180

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Interpret common abbreviations used in phlebotomy and basic medical laboratory terminology related to phlebotomy.


Interpretation should include the definition and explanation of the following terms or abbreviations:
  • AC
  • Tourniquet
  • Vacutainer
  • CBC
  • BMP
  • PT
  • PTT.

Process/Skill Questions

  • What are the meanings of BUN, CBC, PT, and PTT?
  • What is the difference between a CHEM 7 and SMAC 7?

Related Standards of Learning



The student will apply knowledge of word origins, derivations, and figurative language to extend vocabulary development in authentic texts.
  1. Use structural analysis of roots, affixes, synonyms, and antonyms, to understand complex words.
  2. Use context, structure, and connotations to determine meanings of words and phrases.
  3. Discriminate between connotative and denotative meanings and interpret the connotation.
  4. Explain the meaning of common idioms, and literary and classical allusions in text.
  5. Extend general and cross-curricular vocabulary through speaking, listening, reading, and writing.

Other Related Standards

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Medical Terminology


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