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Unformatted text preview: false negatives. NOTE: When a medical test result is POSITIVE, it means that it has detected the PRESENCE of the disease or condition. 3 3. The specificity of a test is a measure of its ability to recognize the ABSENCE of the disease. Thus if a test is 90% specific, out of 100 people who do not have the disease, it will show that 90 of them are disease- free. Ten of these, however, will have a positive test result. These are false positives. 4. A false positive is an incorrect test result in which someone who is disease- free is told that they have the disease (the test incorrectly showed a positive result). 5. A false negative is an incorrect test result in which someone with a disease is told that they do not have...
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