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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Overall, clinical sensitivity was 68% (95% CI 53%-80%), clinical specificity 79% (95% CI 77%-81%), positive predictive value 8%, and negative predictive value 99%.
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Clinical sensitivity of each assay described are also presented.
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