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Sensitivity and Specificity of Syphilis Tests

Studies have been done in which duplicate samples from known syphilitic patients in various stages of their disease and also from normal persons were sent to various laboratories. Besides this, many reports have appeared from laboratories all over the world comparing one test with another in various clinical stages of syphilis, in nonsyphilitic diseases, and […]

Sensitivity and Specificity

Interpretation of laboratory test results is much more complicated than simply comparing the test result against a so-called normal range, labeling the test values normal or abnormal according to the normal range limits, and then fitting the result into patterns that indicate certain diseases. Certain basic considerations underlie interpretation of any test result and often […]