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Scientists use the following criteria when considering the utility of a screening test:
The ideal test is both sensitive and specific. If someone tests positive, they likely have the disease. If they test negative they likely don’t. It is difficult to develop a test that is both highly sensitive and highly specific. Usually one quality is compromised at the expense of another.