relative specificity

rel·a·tive spec·i·fic·i·ty

the specificity of a medical screening test as determined by comparison with the same type of test (for example, specificity of a new serologic test relative to specificity of an established serologic test).

rel·a·tive spe·ci·fi·ci·ty

(rel'ă-tiv spes'i-fis'i-tē)
The specificity of a medical screening test as determined by comparison with the same type of test (e.g., specificity of a new serologic test relative to specificity of an established serologic test).
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A total of 56 serum samples with negative titres at a dilution of 1:100 against serovars Pomona, Icterohaemorrhagia, Canicola, Grippotyphosa, Autumnalis, Javanica and Hebdomidis were used to determine the relative specificity of the ELISA.
This relative specificity value, which was obtained with sera defined by the MAT, may contain nonagglutinating leptospiral antibodies that are detectable by ELISA but not by the MAT, which can only detect agglutinating antibodies as reported (16).
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One draw of using molasses-based lures for pest control, whether for male or female moths, is their relative specificity.
Given the relative specificity of hantavirus-host relationships, and the absence of infection of any other species in the study area, we suspect that the virus we have detected is most likely to be Bloodland Lake virus, which as been described as being associated with prairie voles.
It's possible to use the "blast" flag in this way because of the relative specificity of this flag.
These biopesticides can be used to control wide variety of pests although every single active ingredient shows relative specificity for its target.
9 percent, and relative specificity was 100 percent for detecting Down syndrome, trisomy 18, trisomy 13, and other sex- linked chromosomal disorders including Turner and Klinefelter syndromes.
pylori system demonstrated a relative sensitivity of 91 percent in biopsy positive specimens, a relative specificity of 98 percent in biopsy negative specimens and a relative agreement of 95 percent using fingerstick specimens compared with ELISA.
further characterized for their relative specificity for bFGF and VEGF
The relative specificity of the SPC3 peptide for its receptor ensures that it is free of the significant side effects associated with the reverse transcriptuse and protease inhibitors used in current treatments.
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