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specificity

[‚spes·ə′fis·əd·ē]
(chemistry)
The selective reactivity that occurs between substances, such as between an antigen and its corresponding antibody.
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Sensitivity and specificity are often reported together when describing the characteristics of a measurement instrument.
Classification using Cross Validation 7 Folds Expressed as Percentage for Accuracy, Sensitivity and Specificity.
Accuracy, Sensitivity and Specificity of CT for correctly diagnosing T2 tumours were 66% (13+28/62), 61% (13/13+8) and 68% (28/28+13) as shown in Table-1.
Analysis of the clinical performance of the first 3,000 BRCAplus samples referred for testing showed an average coverage of over 9,000X per target base pair leading to very high specificity and the sensitivity to identify low level mosaicism and limit allele-drop out.
Klein, Crawford, and Alchian (1978) and Williamson (1985) argue that there are other sources of inefficient outcomes in competitive markets related to the production process, called asset specificity.
Since limited data on specificity marking existed for Croatian, the primary task was to find the linguistic elements Croatian employs for marking specificity.
On the other hand, to define specificity, our first two assertions are negative: 1.
We therefore performed a series of simulations to document the magnitude of overestimation of sensitivity and specificity under a range of conditions and examined the possible role of alternative ways of estimating sensitivity and specificity with the Youden index.
Specificity of SV40 seroreactivity in macaques has recently been demonstrated by competitive inhibition assays (4).
The rule predicted deaths that were "likely or possibly related to syncope" with 100% sensitivity and 56% specificity at 6 months, and with 88% sensitivity and 56% specificity at 12 months.
There was a focus on the issue of cultural validity and cultural specificity in career assessment.
An outbreak-detection strategy is informative only to the extent that its specificity is known because the probability of a false alarm in the absence of an outbreak should be understood to allocate resources appropriately in the event of an alert that triggers a public health investigation.

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