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true negative test result

— For tests, a true negative result is when the index test result is negative and the reference standard test result is negative


true negative

Full explanation:

In a study of diagnostic test accuracy, a true negative test result means that the test being evaluated (the index test) correctly indicated that a participant did not have the target condition when, based on the reference standard test, that person actually did not have the condition.

See also:

false negative test result  ·  false positive test result  ·  true positive test result

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