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Is the initial immunoassay in a lab as accurate as a drug test?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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In brief: Sensitivity &

Specificity. Inital screening tests, usually immunoassays are set at high sensitivity and have some false positive results.
Confirmatory tests have high specificity, but are not suitable as screening tests.

In brief: Sensitivity &

Specificity. Inital screening tests, usually immunoassays are set at high sensitivity and have some false positive results.
Confirmatory tests have high specificity, but are not suitable as screening tests.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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