false-positive


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false-pos·i·tive

(fôls′pŏz′ĭ-tĭv)
adj.
Being or relating to a result from a medical test that is erroneously positive.
Translations

false-positive

a. falso-positivo, se refiere al resultado que muestra evidencia de enfermedad cuando la enfermedad no se encuentra presente.
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Mammograms were considered false-positive exams if there was no known tissue diagnosis of breast cancer within one year after the recommendation for tissue diagnosis or surgical consultation on the basis of a positive exam.
Most recently, Francois Fressin (Harvard University) and colleagues calculated a 20% false-positive rate for giant planets.
L's insistence, the clinician does a brief literature search about false-positive results in urine drug screening, which shows that, rarely, bupropion can trigger a false positive in the amphetamine immunoassay.
1 illustrates the false-positive and false-negative rates for each of the 5 lots across 3 immunoassays on the lateral-flow device.
Mammography screening may also result in harms, including false-positive (FP) screening results, over-diagnosis with associated treatment and radiation-induced cancers.
Estimating the Kepler false-positive rate is one of the most burning questions in this field," says astronomer Jean-Michel Desert of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, Mass.
While the single largest contributing factor to false-negative diagnoses is sampling error resulting from either poor technique or inability to aspirate the lesion because of its small size or of its inaccessibility, (1,2) false-positive diagnoses are often caused by benign lesions that either induce marked reactive atypia and/or exhibit cohesive groups mimicking carcinoma.
The current findings, she said, add "pieces to the puzzle" by estimating how likely a person is to have a false-positive result if he or she has repeat screening tests over time.
In September 2008, CDC, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and state health departments began a nationwide investigation into an increase in false-positive test results obtained with a commercially available West Nile virus (WNV) immunoglobulin M (IgM) capture enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA).
Sensitivity ranged from 27% to 100% (median: 79%), and the false-positive rate ranged from 0 to 16% (median: 4.
CHICAGO -- Screening for colorectal, lung, ovarian, and prostate cancer resulted in false-positive findings in almost half of 68,415 adults who underwent cancer screening in a major clinical trial.
CHICAGO -- Screening for colorectal, lung, ovarian, and prostate cancer resulted in false-positive findings in almost half of 68,415 adults, according to study findings presented at the meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.