absolute sensitivity

absolute sensitivity

Statistics
An ad-hoc statistic defined as the number of positive—i.e., with a particular disease—cases as the numerator.
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This is an issue that requires absolute sensitivity to all sides if we are going to have meaningful dialogue.
For these purposes a mass spectrometer is required that possesses sufficiently high absolute sensitivity, high abundance sensitivity, and capability of simultaneous determination of actinide isotopes and concomitant stable elements that might produce interferences on actinide isotopes in ICP-MS analyses.
In fact, most of the recorded values were below the absolute sensitivity limits of the photometric device (0.
Waveform data are converted to the frequency domain, and the absolute sensitivity of the TUT is calculated by comparing the responses of the TUT and STD for a set of 89 discrete frequencies between 0.
She said: "With her absolute sensitivity she sat down in front of me and said, 'I am dying.
This quantitative assay amplified a conserved 155-nucleotide target sequence within the HCV 5' untranslated region and had an absolute sensitivity of 9 IU/mL of viral load (43 copies/mL).
While an extrapolation of the data presented would suggest that the inclusion of Effipure in the PreGen-Plus assay results in an increase in sensitivity of 10-15 percentage points, it would be premature to predict an absolute sensitivity range for the commercial version of PreGen-Plus, which will incorporate Effipure, based upon that extrapolation.
The technology provides the absolute sensitivity to measure any gene desired, including low abundant genes.