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Predictive Value of Tests

In screening and diagnostic tests, the probability that a person with a positive test is a true positive (i.e., has the disease), is referred to as the predictive value of a positive test; whereas, the predictive value of a negative test is the probability that the person with a negative test does not have the disease. Predictive value is related to the sensitivity and specificity of the test.

Year introduced: 1987

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    Tree Number(s): E05.318.370.800.650, N05.715.360.325.700.640, N06.850.520.445.800.650

    MeSH Unique ID: D011237

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