Appropriate Use of RT-PCR Test - DSA ADS Course - 2022

DSA ADS Course - 2022

Discuss appropriate use and misuse of RT-PCR Test. Discuss Laboratory Quality Assurance. Review thoughts and methods of test inventor Dr. Kary Mullis.

Discuss real-world decision making based on test results. Review case histories of using RT-PCR Test for different purposes. Discuss cycle threshold (Ct) values of PCR test and methods to set appropriate Ct values for different situations.

Discuss methods to mitigate bad and sub-optimal decision making based on false positives and false negatives. Discuss quality of data; quality and strength of evidence; false data, decision making; and the false positive paradox.

See also: False Data and False Positive Paradox - DSA ADS Course - 2022

See also: Performance of the SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR test as a tool for detecting SARS-CoV-2 infection in the population

See also: The Illusion of Evidence Based Medicine

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