confirmatory test

confirmatory test

(kŏn-fĭr′mă-tor″ē)
A examination used to validate the results obtained by another. The confirmatory examination may be more sensitive or specific but must be based on different examining principles.
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Ours was compared with two other tests and results show it can be reliably used without the need for a confirmatory test.
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After the confirmatory test, all but one were negative for Enterovirus-71.
Current guidelines from the CDC (7) recommend the use of a confirmatory test, typically a recombinant immunoblot assay (RIBA), for all samples with weakly positive results.
Her group's study aimed to see whether immunohistochemistry screening, followed by a confirmatory test using fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH), is a practical way to do this.
Though CLSI described phenotypic confirmatory test is applicable for Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae and Proteus mirabilis, an attempt was made to look for ESBL production among other members of Enterobacteriaceae also.
Reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) is currently the most sensitive and specific test for influenza and is also useful as a confirmatory test when other screening tests (immunofluorescent antibody or direct fluorescent antibody testing or commercial point-of-care testing) for influenza is used.
It's up to the agency that investigates child abuse whether a confirmatory test needs to be done.
Overall, 1% tested positive for HIV; of those who had a confirmatory test, 93% were infected.
i] = the probability of executing confirmatory test in position i in the test sequence of the evaluated algorithm.
An intermediate session can educate patients about the implications of a reactive result and what a confirmatory test means.
For example, a confirmatory test with one of the most sensitive species could be made instead of simultaneously generating data on all species of a regulatory scheme.