Activity 1:  Lab Test Results

Test 1: looks for infection by bacterial species A, B, and C. These species are associated with common infections for pink eye and sore throats as well as infections resulting from cuts and abrasions.

Test 2: looks for bacterial infections associated with skin rashes caused by Rocky Mountain spotted fever or Lyme disease. Test 2 also looks for exposure to poison ivy (not caused by bacteria).

For each patient decide whether or not to order a lab test.

New visits to the Infirmary, Week 1
Soldier Barracks What's wrong? Test ordered
18 B Ankle pain Test 1  Test 2  No tests
9 F Cut on left leg Test 1  Test 2  No tests
11 I Shortness of breath Test 1  Test 2  No tests
7 E Skin rash Test 1  Test 2  No tests
15 E Skin rash Test 1  Test 2  No tests
19 G Sore throat Test 1  Test 2  No tests
14 G Sore throat Test 1  Test 2  No tests
5 G Sore throat Test 1  Test 2  No tests
16 G Sore throat Test 1  Test 2  No tests
10 G Sore throat Test 1  Test 2  No tests
17 G Sore throat Test 1  Test 2  No tests
13 H Sore toe Test 1  Test 2  No tests
2 D Sore toe Test 1  Test 2  No tests
21 C Sore toe Test 1  Test 2  No tests
20 D Sore toe Test 1  Test 2  No tests
12 A Sore, red, itchy eyes Test 1  Test 2  No tests
1 A Sore, red, itchy eyes Test 1  Test 2  No tests
3 A Sore, red, itchy eyes Test 1  Test 2  No tests
6 A Sore, red, itchy eyes Test 1  Test 2  No tests
4 A Sore, red, itchy eyes Test 1  Test 2  No tests
8 A Sore, red, itchy eyes Test 1  Test 2  No tests

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