Analytic validity refers to how well a genetic assessment measures the property or characteristic it is intended to measure. In the case of family history, analytic validity refers to the accuracy of the reported family history information. In the case of a test for a specific mutation, analytic validity refers to the accuracy of a genetic test in identifying the presence or absence of the mutation. The technical accuracy and reliability of the testing procedure and the quality of the laboratory...
Updated statistics with estimated new cases and deaths for 2013 (cited American Cancer Society as reference 1).
Added Howlader et al. as reference 6.
Revised text to state that approximately 69% of testicular cancers are localized, 18% are regional, and 12% are distant stage at diagnosis.
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