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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The relative sensitivity and relative specificity of dianostic tests were calculated using the method described by Mcdiarmid and Hellstrom (1987).
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There was no difference between methods when high-grade or low-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion was used for calculating relative specificity.
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One draw of using molasses-based lures for pest control, whether for male or female moths, is their relative specificity.
1997) have reported that some thermophilic and other algae have rubisco with a much greater relative specificity for [CO.
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.
The major difference among these classifications is relative specificity, and even experienced strategic planners sometimes disagree on the classification of some items.
These biopesticides can be used to control wide variety of pests although every single active ingredient shows relative specificity for its target.
It's possible to use the "blast" flag in this way because of the relative specificity of this flag.
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.
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