Finding 7-4: Research described above is being pursued in a very large number of university, government, and industrial laboratories. Unfortunately, it is often difficult to compare results and to evaluate progress because a variety of measurement units are used to report (or not report) results.

Recommendation 7-4: A standardized reporting scheme for sensor description needs to be developed. It should be based on performance requirements such as affinity, specificity, speed, false positive rate, cost, manufacturability, and other criteria.

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