chemical assays/microbiological counts

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chemical assays/microbiological counts

Post by sweety_girl » Tue Nov 21, 2006 2:13 am

help.. when referring to chemical assays or microbiological counts..

what do they mean by sensitivity and accuracy??????

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Post by canalon » Tue Nov 21, 2006 5:17 pm

Look up in the dictionnary, but for short:

Sensitivity: minimal level of detection of the compound or the bacteria

Accuracy: precision of the determination of the count/concentration.
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