diagnostic sensitivity

di·ag·nos·tic sen·si·tiv·i·ty

the probability (P) that, given the presence of disease (D), an abnormal test result (T) indicates the presence of disease; that is, P(T/D).
See also: clinical sensitivity.
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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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