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false negative test result (duplicate)

— For tests, a false negative result is when the index test result is negative, while the reference standard test result is positive

Full explanation:

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

See also:

false positive test  ·  true negative test  ·  true positive test

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