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.
The silicon photodiode detector offers a wide spectral range from 400 nm to 1100 nm and a typical absolute sensitivity of 200 [micro]A/W at 630 nm (500 mW max power).
But Saracen portrays Michelangelo and his cohorts as anything but corrupt endowing them with an absolute sensitivity and absolute humanity.
While it is not possible to use electroretinography for determination of absolute sensitivity to light (see Frank, 2003), relative comparisons can be made with other studies using similar techniques, although it is possible that differences among organisms in neural architecture may affect the recordings.
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).
By knowing the amount of moving mass, the absolute sensitivity can be calibrated by the impedance method.
Since "legislation over the past 10 years has gradually reduced permissible levels of dioxins, there is a demand for instrumentation having higher selectivity, while maintaining absolute sensitivity," says Anthony Newton, product manager of AutoSpec/GCT at Waters.
Although our study did not measure the absolute sensitivity and specificity of the screening methods, it indicated that under certain conditions, direct ophthalmoscopic screening by primary care physicians may be as effective as retinal photography.