Computational protocol: Evaluation of criteria of manual blood smear review following automated complete blood counts in a large university hospital

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[…] All statistical analyses were performed using the Statistica 8.0 (StatSoft Inc., Tulsa, OK, USA) and MEDCALC® version 7.3.0.1 (MedCalc Software, Mariakerke, Belgium) computer programs. The chi-square test (χ2) was performed to verify differences in each measure of diagnostic accuracy and agreement evaluated among all sets of SC. Additionally, Fisher's exact test, performed using 2 × 2 tables, was used to compare the sensitivity, specificity, efficiency, rate of microscopic reviews as well as the rates of false-negative results, false-positive results, true-negative results and true-positive results among pairs of sets of SC. A p-value of ≤0.05 was considered statistically significant. […]

Pipeline specifications

Software tools Statistica, MedCalc
Application Miscellaneous
Organisms Homo sapiens