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Adequate Sample

In statistics, a sample size considered to be sufficiently large to be predictive. This is important whether one is polling an election or the potential popularity of a new product. It is also important, especially in marketing, that the adequate sample include enough members of a product's target demographic.
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Therefore, to make an appropriate histo pathological diagnosis adequate samples, optimum preparation and careful observation are essential3.
Endometrial brushes have been shown to be 33% more successful in collecting adequate samples, compared with pipelles, because they sample a larger endometrial surface area.
In our study, all specimens were lower respiratory secretion samples, which means all the samples were detected by Gram stain before quantitative loop-mediated isothermal amplification (qLAMP) assay and only adequate samples (sputum containing >25 leukocytes per low power field) were enrolled.
Video thoracoscopy and open biopsy have been successful methods of obtaining adequate samples for a confirmatory tissue diagnosis.
A diagnosis of benign and malignant lesions was possible in all the adequate samples giving a sensitivity rate of 100% as far as the adequate sample is concerned, however if the inadequate aspirate is included the sensitivity rate is 97%.
Therefore, it is necessary to bring all participating laboratories in an intercomparison on the determination of faecal microorganisms to the same place in order to provide them with adequate samples.
16 yrs Diagnostically superior and adequate samples FNAC--94% FNCC--88% Sensitivity FNAC--100% FNCC--50% Specificity FNAC--100% FNCC -100% Parameter de Carvalho et al.
Adequate samples were obtained in 86% of cases and malignant lymph node involvement was assessed in 72 % of cases [7].
This is valuable advice for the police officer and the investigator, who often are the ones collecting handwriting samples, but also for the document examiner, who knows that the ability to conduct a complete and thorough examination depends on having adequate samples to compare.
Accurately assessing these research topics depends, however, on adequate samples (again, 200 is a bare minimum and 300 or more is preferable), professional questionnaire design and interpretation by researchers who understand supermarket retailing and consumer behavior.
The sensitivity (60 to 100%) and specificity (87 to 100%) of image-guided thyroid FNAB are also relatively high, and this technique yields a high rate of adequate samples (96%).
Blending with the rural culture and finding adequate samples in rural areas remain a challenge and reinforce the fact that research in the rural context is unique.