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Biostatistics 12

A patient with symptoms suggestive of a rare infectious disease undergoes a diagnostic test. The test correctly identifies 95% of individuals with the disease. Which of the following terms best describes the probability that a positive test result truly indicates the presence of the disease?

  • A) False positive rate
  • 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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