# 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.


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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