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Pleasse explain what does this equation means..
"High specificity helps to rule IN diagnosis..high sensitivity helps to rule OUT diagnosis..
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Pleasse explain what does this equation means..
"High specificity helps to rule IN diagnosis..high sensitivity helps to rule OUT diagnosis..
If a test is "highly specific" for an organism .... The positive result of that test implies confirmation that the infection is caused by that organism. i.e helps to rule IN diagnosis.

If an organism is highly sensitive to any antibiotic test ... then that test is avoided in the organism for the diagnosis as the result would be "NEGATIVE" always i.e rules OUT the diagnosis.

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