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Analytical performance

Ability of an in vitro medical assay to conform to predefined quality specifications (e.g. as defined by the Stockholm Conference hierarchy or in clinical guidelines)

Example

• Universal definition of myocardial infarction recommends that high sensitivity Tn assays must have acceptable imprecision, i.e. ≤ 10% CV, at the 99th percentile of normal.
 Keyword(s): Analytical validityTechnical efficacy