About microscopic forms of life, including Bacteria, Archea, protozoans, algae and fungi. Topics relating to viruses, viroids and prions also belong here.
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help.. when referring to chemical assays or microbiological counts..
what do they mean by sensitivity and accuracy??????
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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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