Explain the concept of antibiotic susceptibility testing.
DefinitionExplanation 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]).
- 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.
- Use critical thinking to generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, and evaluative questions about the text(s).
- Identify and synthesize resources to make decisions, complete tasks, and solve specific problems.
- Analyze multiple texts addressing the same topic to determine how authors reach similar or different conclusions.
- Recognize and analyze use of ambiguity, contradiction, paradox, irony, overstatement, and understatement in text.
- Analyze false premises claims, counterclaims, and other evidence in persuasive writing.