# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Medical Assistant II Task 2126351446

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Perform and/or assist with diagnostic tests.


Performing and/or assisting with basic and body-system-specific diagnostic tests in a clinical setting should include the following:
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Vision test
  • Hearing screening
  • Spirometry
  • Pregnancy test
  • Stress test
  • Stool test
  • Throat culture
  • Allergy test
  • Human papillomavirus (Pap) smear
  • Glucose test
  • Nasal swab
  • Drug screen
  • Urinalysis
  • Vital signs

Process/Skill Questions

  • What is the difference between basic and body-system-specific diagnostic tests?
  • Why is it important for the medical assistant to understand the reasons for the collection of common specimens?

Related Standards of Learning



The student will read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate a variety of nonfiction texts.
  1. Use critical thinking to generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, and evaluative questions about the text(s).
  2. Identify and synthesize resources to make decisions, complete tasks, and solve specific problems.
  3. Analyze multiple texts addressing the same topic to determine how authors reach similar or different conclusions.
  4. Recognize and analyze use of ambiguity, contradiction, paradox, irony, overstatement, and understatement in text.
  5. Analyze false premises claims, counterclaims, and other evidence in persuasive writing.

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