How well do you understand testing accuracy?

NCPA July 31, 2020

Here’s your Monday pop quiz: the accuracy of tests, such as those for COVID-19, are measured in terms of their sensitivity and specificity. Do you remember what each of these mean?

Sensitivity - the ability of a test to correctly identify those with the disease (true positive rate).

Specificity - the ability of the test to correctly identify those without the disease (true negative rate).

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