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Calculating Sensitivity, Specificity and Predictive Values for Medical Diagnostic Tests

Kareem Hatam Nahavandi 1 , *
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1 Iranshahr University of Medical Sciences, Iranshahr, IR Iran
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  • Gene, Cell and Tissue: April 2018, 5 (2); e80270
  • Published Online: July 14, 2018
  • Article Type: Letter
  • Received: February 20, 2018
  • Revised: March 24, 2018
  • Accepted: April 25, 2018
  • DOI: 10.5812/gct.80270

To Cite: Hatam Nahavandi K. Calculating Sensitivity, Specificity and Predictive Values for Medical Diagnostic Tests, Gene Cell Tissue. 2018 ; 5(2):e80270. doi: 10.5812/gct.80270.

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