<i>Tests using multiple markers</i>

Nicholas Wald and Allan Hackshaw

in Antenatal and Neonatal Screening

Second edition

Published in print November 2000 | ISBN: 9780192628268
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191723605 | DOI:
Tests using multiple markers

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This chapter describes the methodology behind screening using multiple markers together in a single test. The method is based on estimating an individual's risk of having the disorder being screened for. This is the most efficient method for screening with multiple markers because it maximizes the detection rate for a given false-positive rate. Risk replaces component markers as the screening variable.

Keywords: screening tests; diagnostic tests; multivariate screening; multiple markers; detection rate; false-positive rate

Chapter.  11348 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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