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1. The state of being specific; having a relation to a definite result or to a particular cause. 2. The ability of a test to exclude those who are truly free of a disease or condition. It is a test that reports negative when the characteristic looked for is absent.
Venes, Donald, editor. "Specificity." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/762653/all/diagnostic_specificity.
Specificity. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/762653/all/diagnostic_specificity. Accessed October 23, 2019.
Specificity. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/762653/all/diagnostic_specificity
Specificity [Internet]. In: Venes D, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 October 23]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/762653/all/diagnostic_specificity.
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