Skip to main content

Advertisement

Table 1 Prior information for the Bayesian latent class evaluation of three serological tests for the diagnosis of brucellosis in livestock farmers and prolonged pyrexia patients (Beta distribution)

From: Latent class evaluation of three serological tests for the diagnosis of human brucellosis in Bangladesh

Conditional probabilities Prior information (alpha, beta)
Prevalence (pr[1] and pr[2] in the model in Additional file 1: Appendix A) [1315] (1.57, 29.19)
Sensitivity of the iELISA for the diagnosis of sero-positive individuals (th1[2] and th2[2] in the model in Additional file 1: Appendix A[29] (32.53, 14.51)
Specificity of the iELISA for the diagnosis of sero-negative individuals (th1[3] and th2[3] in the model in Additional file 1: Appendix A) [29] (294.08, 6.98)
Probability to have a positive result for the RBT if the individual is sero-positive and positive for the iELISA (th1[4] and th2[4] in the model in Additional file 1: Appendix A) (143.50, 10.09)
Probability to have a positive result for the STAT if the individual is sero-positive and positive for the iELISA and RBT (th1[8] and th2[8] in the model in Additional file 1: Appendix A) (313.97, 10.68)
Probability to have a negative result for the STAT if the individual is sero-negative and negative for the iELISA and RBT (th1[12] and th2[12] in the model in Additional file 1: Appendix A) (999.99, 6.02)
  1. iELISA indirect ELISA, RBT Rose Bengal test, STAT standard tube agglutination test