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cutoff

EBM
A measurable value of a screening variable which distinguishes screen positive from screen negative results.  

Graduate education UK
A critical score on an assessment, which marks the boundary between those scores considered as “pass” and those considered as “fail”.
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The levels of serum biomarkers were further analyzed by receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curves to determine the cut-off levels that resulted in the optimal diagnostic accuracy for each marker between the 65 patients with IPF and the 132 control subjects, including BP and HC.
Although these extrapancreatic elevations may on occasion be very high, many authors have suggested that a cut-off level of three times the ULN be used, thereby increasing the specificity of the enzymes for AP.
This retrospective study demonstrated a sensitivity of 80% but specificity of only 57% at a cut-off level of [greater than or equal to] 6.
The choice of the optimal cut-off level is a tradeoff between optimizing sensitivity and specificity.
The cut-off level for the lowest dose group was set at 5 nmol/L, and this group was used as the reference group (n = 658).
He added: "We will have to set a cut-off level, where horses below 50, or wherever we set the level, will have to run out of the handicap or in non-handicaps.
But Warwickshire's win lifts them a point above the cut-off level with two matches to go, while Somerset also climbed into the top nine - eight points above 10th-placed Sussex - with a 219-run victory over Glamorgan.
4 percent of their earnings up to a high cut-off level.
That means huge numbers of people are not reaching the cut-off level for home loans.
When effort is measured indirectly by a noisy signal, it is a cut-off level of the signal that is bargained over, and it is this cut-off level of signal which will be explicitly specified in the contract of employment.
The probation officer testified that the sample was tested using a 300 nanogram cut-off level for identifying a positive test result.