clinical sensitivity

clin·i·cal sen·si·tiv·i·ty

test positivity in disease; ability of a test to correctly identify disease.
See also: diagnostic sensitivity.

clin·i·cal sen·si·tiv·i·ty

(klin'i-kăl sen'si-tiv'i-tē)
The frequency of positive test results in patients with the disease (true-positive results).
Synonym(s): diagnostic sensitivity.
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When we used the single cutoff of 100 ng/L, the clinical sensitivity was lower for younger individuals than for the older age groups (e.
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The clinical sensitivity and specificity of the HPV HR for high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (HSIL) were compared with those of HC2 with a noninferiority score test as previously described.
In-house validation study showed a 100% clinical sensitivity and specificity, with an LLOD of approximate 0.
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But re-screening these patients in 12 months negates much of the benefit of the high clinical sensitivity of HPV testing because it could lead to significant delay in the diagnosis and treatment of some women who already have either cervical cancer or advanced CIN 3 that might progress to cancer before their next evaluation.

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