RRML - The evaluation of a diagnostic test
AMLR

ISSN online: 2284-5623

ISSN-L: 1841-6624

Impact factor (2019): 0.945

Rejection rate (2016): 55%

Română English


Clarivate analytics (ISI) Impact factor


Advanced search


Top 10 downloaded articles
- October 2020 -
 
Romanian Review of Laboratory ... 16
High frequency of BRCA recurre... 12
Metabolomic biomarkers of poly... 10
Antibacterial and antitumor ac... 10
Troubleshootings in RNA extrac... 9
Evaluation of oxidative stress... 8
Assessment of circulating tumo... 8
The association of anthropomet... 7
Validation of GOD / PAP method... 6
Carbapenemase Producing Entero... 6

Log in

Concept, Design & Programming
Dr. Adrian Man

   
 
Nr. 8(3)/2007
XML
TXT

The evaluation of a diagnostic test

V. Bacârea, Anca Bacârea, T. Călinici, M. Măruşteri, Ch. Petitot


Abstract:

A diagnostic test is a measurement used to indicate the presence or absence of a specific disease as condition in a patient from a specific patient population. The parameters that could be calculated are Sensitivity and Specificity. More exactly, in medicine we use clinical sensitivity and specificity. In order to calculate those parameters for a new diagnostic test it is necessary to develop a comparative procedure also called „golden standard”. When this „golden standard” is not available, the construction of a new one becomes appropriate. Furthermore, if that construction is not possible we can calculate a level of agreement. Evaluating a diagnostic or even screening test could be a difficult task, if the methodological issues are not followed.

Keywords: diagnostic test,“golden standard”,agreement

 
  PDF Download full text PDF
(84 KB)
     
 
How to cite
Bacârea V, Bacârea A, Călinici T, Măruşteri M, Petitot C. The evaluation of a diagnostic test. Rev Romana Med Lab. 2007;8(3):65-70