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Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine
Volume 2012, Article ID 487502, 12 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/487502
Research Article

A General Latent Class Model for Performance Evaluation of Diagnostic Tests in the Absence of a Gold Standard: An Application to Chagas Disease

1Department of Education and Nursing Community Health, Federal University of Triângulo Mineiro, 38025-180 Uberaba, MG, Brazil
2Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics, ICMC, University of São Paulo, 13560-970 São Carlos, SP, Brazil
3Research Group for Blood Transfusion Security, Federal University of Triângulo Mineiro, 38025-180 Uberaba, MG, Brazil
4Postgraduate Student in Clinical Pathology, Federal University of Triângulo Mineiro, 38025-180 Uberaba, MG, Brazil
5Discipline of Hematology, Federal University of Triângulo Mineiro, 38025-180 Uberaba, MG, Brazil

Received 23 March 2012; Revised 3 May 2012; Accepted 25 May 2012

Academic Editor: Guang Wu

Copyright © 2012 Gilberto de Araujo Pereira et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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