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dc.titleThe LaBrosse spot test in the diagnosis of neuroblastoma
dc.contributor.authorTay, J.S.H.
dc.contributor.authorWee, P.H.
dc.contributor.authorWong, H.B.
dc.contributor.authorJacob, E.
dc.date.accessioned2016-12-20T08:41:24Z
dc.date.available2016-12-20T08:41:24Z
dc.date.issued1979
dc.identifier.citationTay, J.S.H., Wee, P.H., Wong, H.B., Jacob, E. (1979). The LaBrosse spot test in the diagnosis of neuroblastoma. Journal of the Singapore Paediatric Society 21 (1-2) : 56-59. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
dc.identifier.issn00375683
dc.identifier.urihttp://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/133911
dc.description.abstractThe LaBrosse spot test was done on the urine of 210 children suspected to have neuroblastoma. Of the nine children ultimately proved to have neuroblastoma, eight showed a positive LaBrosse test (89%). The diagnosis was confirmed in 8 out of 22 children with positive tests (36.4%). The proportion of true positives was shown to correspond very closely to the expected incidence calculated on the basis of the Bayes Theorem (36.5%). It is shown that the high percentage of false positives is a consequence of the probability theory (Bayes Theorem) rather than an inherent weakness of the test.
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentPAEDIATRICS
dc.description.sourcetitleJournal of the Singapore Paediatric Society
dc.description.volume21
dc.description.issue1-2
dc.description.page56-59
dc.description.codenSPSJB
dc.identifier.isiutNOT_IN_WOS
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