# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Medical Laboratory Technology II Task 1533886548

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Explain the importance of point-of-care testing.


Explanation should include that point-of-care testing
  • uses minute amounts of blood
  • can be performed for immediate (i.e., stat) results without sending the patient to a laboratory setting
  • uses coagulation instruments.

Process/Skill Questions

  • Why is it important to have the ability to run coagulation studies at the patient's bedside?
  • Why is it often important to get immediate results on a patient?
  • What other factors besides rapid turnaround go into the decision-making process when choosing point of care testing?

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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