Describe common serological tests.
DefinitionDescription should include
- characteristics of agglutination
- explanation of the mechanism of particle agglutination
- identification and comparison of the principles of
- latex agglutination
- liposome mediated agglutination
- direct bacterial agglutination
- identification and comparison of immunofluorescent assays
- identification and comparison of various enzyme immunoassays
- applications of
- polymerase chain reaction (PCR)
- Southern blot
- Northern blot
- Western blot
- DNA chip technology
- comparison of two phases of testing for antibody levels
- definition of antibody titer
- explanation of the procedure for the serial dilution of serum
- explanation of the principles of immunologic tests for pregnancy.
- What is an enzyme immunoassay?
- What is an antibody titer (e.g., Hepatitis B, MMR)?
Related Standards of Learning
The student will apply knowledge of word origins, derivations, and figurative language to extend vocabulary development in authentic texts.
- Use structural analysis of roots, affixes, synonyms, and antonyms, to understand complex words.
- Use context, structure, and connotations to determine meanings of words and phrases.
- Discriminate between connotative and denotative meanings and interpret the connotation.
- Explain the meaning of common idioms, and literary and classical allusions in text.
- Extend general and cross-curricular vocabulary through speaking, listening, reading, and writing.
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.