# What is the difference between quantitative and semiquantitative?

**difference**is that results of these tests are expressed as an estimate of how much of a measured substance is present. This estimate is sometimes reported as a number. Therefore, test results for

**semi-quantitative**tests may be shown as “trace amount”, “1+, 2+, or 3+”, or positive at 1:160 (titer or dilution).

Similarly, you may ask, what is the difference between qualitative and quantitative data?

**Quantitative data** are measures of values or counts and are expressed as numbers. **Quantitative data** are **data** about numeric variables (e.g. how many; how much; or how often). **Qualitative data** are measures of 'types' and may be represented by a name, symbol, or a number code.

Also, what is a quantitative test? **quantitative testing**. Measurement of specific amplitude, level, or quantity of a material, output, or product to evaluate the operational characteristics of an item.

Hereof, what is the meaning of semi quantitative?

**Semi**-**quantitative** tests are ones that yield a result such as "less than 5", "between 5 and 20" or "greater than 20". This is opposed to **qualitative** tests, which are either "positive", "negative", or "indeterminate"; and **quantitative** tests which yield an actual number.

What is an example of a quantitative test result?

A **quantitative test** tells you how much (the quantity) of an analyte is present. For **example**, you could **test** for the presence of alcohol in the blood (**qualitative**), and/or may **test** for the actual blood alcohol level (**quantitative**).