Table 3

Summary of results.

TP

TN

FP

FN

Sn

Sp


24

0

0

0

24/24 (100%)

20/20 (100%)


The sensitivity (Sn) and specificity (Sp) of any system can be defined in terms of four outcomes – true positive (TP), true negatives (TN), false positives (FP), false negatives (FN) [17, 18]. In our assay, the sensitivity is the fraction of actual positives which are predicted as positives, and specificity is the overall fraction of prediction that is correct. When the MIPs designed using PathogenMIPer were used in detection, it gave a sensitivity of 100% and a specificity of 100%.

Thiyagarajan et al. BMC Bioinformatics 2006 7:500   doi:10.1186/1471-2105-7-500

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