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st: False negatives in clinical work
My apologies for lack of clarity and thanks to Chris for clarifying. These
cases are all known to be positive because they were taken from patients that
were shown to have the disease via surgery and/ or autopsy.
One of the open questions that the study would like to address is how best
to dichotomize the results--this is the issue of lumping high and medium or
not. So one in a sense has two diagnostics tests and two ways of aggregating
the high, medium and low results into a positive or negative.
I'm a sociologist/ environmental scientist so forgive my not providing a
description clear to those of you in the clinical and biomedical sciences.
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