# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Medical Assistant I Task 2006338430

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Collect specimens such as basic urine, stool, sputum, and blood.

Definition

Collecting specimens such as basic urine, stool, sputum, and blood should include the following steps:
  • Completing laboratory and review order and requisition forms and procedures
  • Verifying proper identification of patient and his/her specimens
  • Gathering equipment needed to obtain specimens, including PPE
  • Analyzing and labeling specimens, adhering to environmental and infection control guidelines
  • Documenting the results of the analysis
  • Identifying Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) waived tests associated with common diseases

Teacher resources:

See Venous Blood Collection Order of Draw, Interior Health Authority

See Tube Chart and Order of Draw, Western Diagnostics Pathology

Process/Skill Questions

  • What information should be included when filling out laboratory requisition forms?
  • What are proper storage requirements for various specimens? Why?
  • What protective measures are necessary when working with body fluids? Why?
  • What should be included in chart documentation related to laboratory tests?

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