PTCB 90-question Practice Test

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Welcome to our PTCB practice test! This test is designed to help you prepare for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE) by familiarizing you with the types of questions you may encounter on the actual exam. The practice test covers the four main knowledge domains of the PTCE:

  1. Medications
  2. Federal Requirements
  3. Patient Safety and Quality Assurance
  4. Order Entry and Processing

Before You Begin

  • Make sure you have a quiet, distraction-free environment to take the test.
  • Have a calculator, scratch paper, and a pencil or pen available.
  • Read each question carefully and choose the best answer based on your knowledge.
  • If you are unsure about an answer, make an educated guess and move on to the next question.

Good luck on the practice test! Remember, the more you practice and study, the better prepared you will be for the actual PTCE.

Please note that this practice test is not an official PTCB exam and is intended for study purposes only.

Free PTCB 90-question Practice Test

1. 
Vitamin K is soluble in which type of substance?

2. 
In a hospital, what does the abbreviation CCU typically represent?

3. 
According to the Controlled Substances Act, under which schedule is cocaine classified?

4. 
When the lead pharmacy tech must reorder billing forms after 80% of the case has been used, how many packages of forms should be remaining in a full case of 20 packages?

5. 
Which class of medications provides an analgesic effect by decreasing the perception of pain and increasing pain tolerance?

6. 
A drug label that does not contain adequate directions for use is in violation of which federal law?

7. 
Which of the following medications is used to treat hyperthyroidism?

8. 
Flomax is the brand name for tamsulosin. What type of medication is Flomax (tamsulosin)?

9. 
Automated dispensing systems are used in nursing medication rooms to dispense medications for patient administration. Examples of automated dispensing systems includes all except which of the following?

10. 
What is the brand name for Acyclovir?

11. 
ProAir (albuterol) is classified as which type of medication?

12. 
Which of the following medications is classified as an antihyperlipidemic agent?

13. 
Is AD1234210 a valid DEA Number?

14. 
Which of the following statements is false in regard to the use of bar codes on medications?

15. 
What is the brand name for Gemfibrozil?

16. 
Which class of medications blocks adrenaline receptors, which are part of the central nervous system and mediate a "fight or flight" response that affects the heart, and typically has generic names ending with the suffix "-olol"?

17. 
All of the following medications are classified as angiotensin-receptor blockers (ARBs) except

18. 
Which class of medications works by inhibiting the action of the gastric proton pump, thereby reducing gastric acid production?

19. 
Aldactone (spironolactone) is an example of which type of diuretic?

20. 
If an adult dose of med is 50 mg, how much medication should a 4-year old child receive?

21. 
Which of the following is NOT a common route of drug administration?

22. 
Which medication can decrease a patient's potassium level?

23. 
Which of the following best describes the primary mechanism of action of anticonvulsants, also known as antiepileptics or antiseizure medications?

24. 
All of the following medications are classified as ACE inhibitors except

25. 
When a patient is required to pay a portion of their prescription drug expense, it is known as which of the following?

26. 
There are several terms used interchangeably to refer to a drug still protected by a patient. These terms includes all except which of the following?

27. 
Which of the following is an example of a medication that requires reconstitution before dispensing?

28. 
DiaBeta (glyburide) belongs to which class of hypoglycemic medications?

29. 
What does the abbreviation D5NS represent?

30. 
Which law requires a pharmacist to perform a Drug Utilization Review (DUR) when processing a prescription?

31. 
Which natural product is associated with liver toxicity?

32. 
Which class of medications relaxes smooth muscle in vascular walls?

33. 
What is the specific gravity of 473 mL of liquid that weighs 297 g ?

34. 
Which class of medications works by blocking calcium channels in cardiac muscles and blood vessels?

35. 
Strattera (atomoxetine) is a _________ but NOT a _________.

36. 
In which type of substance is Vitamin D soluble?

37. 
A drug with the suffix "-pril" belongs to which class of medications?

38. 
Which federal agency, part of the Department of Labor, is responsible for maintaining a safe and healthy work environment?

39. 
Which of the following classes of medications is characterized by inhibiting the angiotensin-converting enzyme to avoid increased blood pressure and vasoconstriction, and typically ends with the suffix "-pril"?

40. 
Cipro (ciprofloxacin) belongs to which class of antibiotics?

41. 
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), established in 1914, is primarily responsible for:

42. 
Which class of medications, sometimes referred to as "benzos," is used as antianxiety agents, antiseizures, muscle relaxants, sedatives, and hypnotics?

43. 
Which of the following options represents how many milligrams are contained in one tablet of Lotensin 1/100 gr?

44. 
Is AD5251872 a valid DEA Number?

45. 
What does the abbreviation CATH stand for in a hospital setting?

46. 
Zyprexa is the brand name for olanzapine. What type of medication is Zyprexa (olanzapine)?

47. 
How often should the air quality of a laminar flow hood be certified?

48. 
Total Parenteral nutrition (TPN) generally contains all except which of the following?

49. 
Which type of insulin is Humulin R (regular insulin)?

50. 
Weekly to monthly monitoring of a patient's neutrophil count is required by law for which antipsychotic medication?

51. 
Humalog (insulin lispro) belongs to which category of insulin?

52. 
In a hospital setting, what does the abbreviation ENDO typically represent?

53. 
Novolog is the brand name for which rapid-acting insulin analog?

54. 
Which lab marker is monitored to ensure Coumadin (warfarin) levels are in the appropriate range?

55. 
A pharm tech will use a pharmacy software system to obtain online prescription claim approval. If the online prescription claim is rejected with a rejection code "25". what should the pharmacy tech check?

56. 
Which federal agency enforces the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) and classifies drugs as controlled substances?

57. 
In a hospital, what does the abbreviation MICU typically represent?

58. 
Which of the following medications is classified as a COX‑2 inhibitor?

59. 
Sertraline is classified as which type of antidepressant?

60. 
Novolog (insulin aspart) is classified as which type of insulin?

61. 
Vitamin B6 is soluble in which type of substance?

62. 
Which of the following medications contains the omega-3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)?

63. 
Which class of medications, also known as antidepressants, works by increasing the body's serotonin level through the inhibition of its reuptake into the presynaptic cells?

64. 
Which class of medications is primarily used to treat hypertension by promoting the evacuation of water from the body?

65. 
Paroxetine belongs to which class of antidepressants?

66. 
When would Medicare Part B be billed?

67. 
Ambien (zolpidem) is primarily used for the treatment of which condition?

68. 
Which of the following medications is classified as an atypical antipsychotic?

69. 
A pharm tech will use a pharmacy software system to obtain online prescription claim approval. If the online prescription claim is rejected with a rejection code "79", what should the prescription tech check?

70. 
Which class of antidiabetic medications is used specifically to treat type II diabetes by lowering glucose levels in the blood?

71. 
Which hospital unit is commonly referred to as the ED or ER?

72. 
Vitamin A is soluble in which type of substance?

73. 
How many mL are in 2 L of normal saline?

74. 
Which of the following is an example of a Schedule III controlled substance?

75. 
All of the following types of compounding equipment should be swabbed with 70% isopropyl alcohol prior to use for a sterile preparation except:

76. 
HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors are commonly known as:

77. 
Fexmid is a brand name for which medication?

78. 
Citalopram is classified as which type of antidepressant?

79. 
What does the abbreviation L&D stand for in a hospital setting?

80. 
Humalog is the brand name for which insulin analog?

81. 
According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), vitamins and herbal supplements are classified as:

82. 
Patients initiated on sotalol should be monitored in a hospital during the start of therapy to minimize the risk of which side effect?

83. 
An IV is set to deliver 30 gtt/min. What is the infusion rate in mL/hr if there are 1.5 gtt/mL?

84. 
The selling price minus the purchase price equals, which of the following?

85. 
How many milliliters (mL) are equivalent to one tablespoon (Tbsp)?

86. 
When drawing medication from an ampule, which type of needle should be used?

87. 
Lantus (insulin glargine) is classified as which type of insulin?

88. 
The term "pharmacokinetics" refers to:

89. 
The National Drug Code (NDC) is a unique identifier for which of the following?

90. 
Which of the following best describes the primary mechanism of action of antibiotics?

Test Format

The practice test consists of 90 multiple-choice questions, which includes 80 scored questions and 10 unscored questions. The unscored questions are randomly distributed throughout the test and do not affect your final score.

For each question, you will be presented with four answer options (A, B, C, and D). Choose the best answer based on your knowledge and understanding of the subject matter.

Time Limit

While the actual PTCE is a 2-hour exam, this practice test does not have a time limit. However, we recommend setting aside approximately 2 hours to complete the test in one sitting, simulating the actual exam conditions.

Study Tips

  1. Consistent Practice: Regular practice is crucial. Try our PTCB Practice Test 1 for additional questions.
  2. Focus Areas: Use our PTCB 100 Drugs Practice Test to hone your knowledge on the top 100 drugs.
  3. Broader Scope: Expand your preparation with the Top 200 Drugs Practice Test for a wider range of drug-related questions.
  4. Mathematical Proficiency: Improve your calculation skills with our PTCB Calculations Test.

Importance of Mock Tests

Mock tests, like our PTCB Practice Test 1, simulate the real exam environment, helping you manage time and stress effectively. This practice can significantly boost your confidence and performance on the actual test day.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How many times can I take the practice test? A: You can take the PTCB 90-Question Practice Test as many times as needed. Each attempt will help reinforce your knowledge and improve your test-taking skills.

Q: Are the questions on the practice test updated regularly? A: Yes, we ensure our questions are up-to-date with the latest PTCB exam standards and practices.

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