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Number of Tests with a Given Sensitivity and Specificity Required to Achieve a Given Post-Test Probability

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ICD-10:

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A sequence of diagnostic tests may be necessary to achieve a post-test probability sufficient to diagnose a condition. The number of tests of comparable quality required to achieve the final end-point can be calculated using Baye's theorem.

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