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Biostatistics 10

A patient with suspected infection undergoes a diagnostic test. The test correctly identifies 80% of individuals with the infection. Which of the following terms best describes the probability of a positive test result when the disease is present?

  • A) Accuracy
  • B) Negative predictive value
  • C) Positive predictive value
  • D) Sensitivity
  • E) Specificity

Authors

Dr. Ted O'Connell

Editor

Dr. Ted O'Connell

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