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gold stan·dard

the term criterion standard is preferred in medical writing.
Term used to describe a method or procedure that is widely recognized as the best available.
[jargon]

gold standard

1 an accepted test that is assumed to be able to determine the true disease state of a patient regardless of positive or negative test findings or sensitivities or specificities of other diagnostic tests used.
2 an acknowledged measure of comparison of the superior effectiveness or value of a particular medication or other therapy as compared with that of other drugs or treatments.
Any standardised clinical assessment, method, procedure, intervention or measurement of known validity and reliability which is generally taken to be the best available, against which new tests or results and protocols are compared

gold standard

Criterion standard The best or most successful diagnostic or therapeutic modality for a condition, against which new tests or results and protocols are compared. See Standard of practice, Practice guidelines.

gold stan·dard

(gōld stan'dărd)
Jargonistic term meaning ideal or basic measurement; usage best avoided.
[jargon]

gold

a chemical element, atomic number 79, atomic weight 196.967, symbol Au. See Table 6. Gold and many of its compounds are used in human medicine and occasionally in veterinary medicine. See also chrysotherapy.

gold-198
a radioisotope of gold having a half-life of 2.7 days and emitting gamma and beta radiation. Symbol 198Au.
gold colloid scintiscan
gold dust
a disease of aquarium fish caused by the flagellate protozoon Oodinium limnecicum. Affected fish develop a varnished look caused by a very heavy infestation of the protozoa on the skin and die within a few days.
gold standard
the ultimate standard to which all endeavors aspire.
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In the sections above, we reexamined how the Criterion Standard Test (otherwise known as the Gold Standard Test) is determined in diagnostic testing, and we proposed a new selection methodology based on the P-Value associated with the well-known Pearson's chi-squared test ([chi square]), the test used when testing for dependence between state of nature (disease present or not present) and evidence (test positive or negative measures).
Table 1 Criterion Standard Test: Similarity between Froud-Abel and new method SUV Sensitivity Specificity [Q.
Although academic incentives were provided for the student that achieved the highest scores in each test, some participants chose to cease effort after reaching the criterion standard.
It was hypothesized that undergraduate Kinesiology students would exhibit equal to, or greater, HRF compared to these criterion standards that represent fair or average values for each test.
05, were used to compare means of HRF of undergraduate Kinesiology students to the gender-specific criterion standards recommended for each test.
Of the 56 articles remaining, 38 were eliminated after identifying exclusion criteria in the abstract or the manuscript: 17 because there was no criterion standard, 7 because the setting was not appropriate, 8 because the population was not geriatric, and 6 with varying methodologic exclusions.
Five studies (6,11,19,22,23) explicitly stated that interviewers performing the criterion standard exam were blinded to the results of the screening test; the remainder did not report on blinding, although in most cases blinding was implied by the use of a second "independent" rater.
fallibility of criterion standard, losses to follow-up, verification bias, and reviewer bias.
7] Verification bias may occur when the criterion standard test is applied to only a subset of the patients or subjects.
Methods to avoid verification bias (2) (usually by application of criterion standard to all subjects) or to deal with its consequences.
2) "Verification bias" may occur when the criterion standard test is applied to only a subset of the patients or subjects.
Several clinical investigations evaluating TestPack Chlamydia have been published that failed to use a culture criterion standard and instead compared TestPack Chlamydia with another more complex enzyme immunoassay test not suitable for the office laboratory.