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test

noun analysis, audit, check, checkup, effort, examination, experience, experiment, exploration, inquest, inquiry, inquisition, inspection, interrogation, observation, questioning, quiz, research, scrutiny, search, study, survey, trial, try, tryout
Associated concepts: blood test, clear and present danger test, compelling state interest test, prudent man test, right from wrong test, substantial evidence test
See also: attempt, canon, check, criterion, endeavor, experiment, indagation, inquiry, poll, question, research, survey, trial, try, venture

TEST. Something by which to ascertain the truth respecting another thing. 7 Penn. St. Rep. 428; 6 Whart. 284. Vide Religious Test.

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The Diazo test had a sensitivity of 86.7% which was comparable to previous studies, (26,27) but false positivity of 14.3% is rather high.
Diagnostic parameters of various tests among culture positive cases (n = 30) Diagnostic tests Sensitivity % Specificity % (95% CI) (95% CI) Widal test * 40.0 91.4 (24.6-57.7) (77.6-97.0) Typhidot M test ** 90.0 100 (74.4-96.5) (90.1-100) Diazo test *** 86.7 85.7 (70.3-94.7) (70.6-93.7) Diagnostic tests PPV NPV (95% CI) (95% CI) Widal test * 80.0 64.0 (54.8-92.9) (50.1-75.9) Typhidot M test ** 100 92.1 (87.5-100) (79.2-97.3) Diazo test *** 83.9 88.2 (67.4-92.9) (73.4-95.3) * positive Widal in cases = 12, positive Widal in controls = 3 ** positive typhidot M in cases = 27, positive typhidot M in controls = 0 *** positive Diazo in cases = 26, positive Diazo in controls = 5 Table 2.
Both typhidot M and Diazo tests are good screening tests for the diagnosis of typhoid fever.