Sensitivity: The probability of a positive test result in someone with the pathology (the probability of a true positive). This could also be viewed as the ability of a test to be "sensitive" enough to detect all of the positive individuals in a group of likely candidates.

Related Terms

  • Specificity
  • Positive Predictive Value
  • Negative Predictive Value
  • Receiver Operating Characteristic
  • False Negative
  • False Positive


  • true positive rate
  • Sensitive