Results May Vary: Understanding the Validity of COVID-19 Test Results


The program will explain the basic statistics behind test result validity. Focus will be placed on understanding sensitivity, specificity, false positive, and false negative test results.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Interpret what a given value for sensitivity and specificity means
  • Convey the differences between sensitivity and specificity in lay terms
  • Explain the implications of false positive and false negative test results


  • Carla Blieden, PharmD, MPH, AAHIVP
    Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy, USC School of Pharmacy
    Director, Office of Student Outreach and Community Health
    Clinical Pharmacist, LAC+USC MCA Clinic

Continuing Pharmacy Education

The California Pharmacists Association (#0113) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Upon completing an evaluation form, participants will be awarded 0.5 hours (0.05 CEUs) of Continuing Pharmacy Education Credit. A statement of credit will not be issued. Participants may log onto the CPE monitor website using their individual log in to download their statement of credit. Please allow 4 weeks for processing of CPE credits to the CPE monitor. UAN:  0113-0000-20-104-H04-P; 0113-0000-20-104-H04-T

Activity Type:  Knowledge-based
Target Audience:  Pharmacists and Technicians in all practice settings
Release Date: 5/4/2020
Expiration Date: 5/4/2023

Registration Fees**
CPhA Member $25
Non-Member $40

What To Expect After Registration

After registration, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to participate in the webinar.

***No cancellations or refunds will be issued once user login information has been sent. Unfortunately, due to the online format of this program we are unable to offer exceptions to this policy. It’s recommend that each registrant review the course content prior to submitting payment to ensure the content meets individual educational needs. User has 30 days to complete the on-demand program from registration. If you have questions regarding course content or cancellation policy, please contact CPhA at (916) 779-4518.

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