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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Ellingrod's article, "Urine drug screens: When might a test be false-positive?" (Savvy Psychopharmacology, CURRENT PSYCHIATRY.
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