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Table 1 Parameters of the Beta(a,b) distributions used as priors

From: Assessment of the diagnostic sensitivity and specificity of an indirect ELISA kit for the diagnosis of Brucella ovis infection in rams

Parameter Mean Lower limit (95%) Parameters of beta distribution
a b
CFT Se* 0.9 0.8 31.5 3.5
  Sp* 0.95 0.8 7.07 0.37
I-ELISA Se* Unknown Unknown 1 1
  Sp* 0.98 0.9 11.03 0.23
Prevalence γ Se* Unknown Unknown 1 1
  γ Se* Unknown Unknown 1 1
   Unknown Unknown 1 1
  1. *Se = Sensitivity; Sp = Specificity; γ = covariance.