# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Medical Laboratory Technology II Task 1509003498

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Explain the concept of antibiotic susceptibility testing.


Explanation should include the concept and importance of antibiotic susceptibility testing by means of a common procedure such as measuring each antibiotic disc's zone of inhibition (e.g., Kirby-Bauer disc diffusion method, finding each antibiotic's minimum inhibitory concentration [MIC]).

Process/Skill Questions

  • What is the importance of using a McFarland standard as a reference when performing Kirby-Bauer disc diffusion?
  • Which "broth dilution" method uses serial dilutions?
  • How is the MIC of an antibiotic determined?
  • How is automated susceptibility testing performed?

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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