# negative predictive value

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Related to negative predictive value: specificity, Negative Likelihood Ratio

## negative predictive value

A numerical value for the proportion of individuals with a negative test result who are free of the target condition—i.e., the probability that a person who is a test negative is a true negative.## neg·a·tive pre·dic·tive val·ue

(neg'a-tiv prē-dik'tiv val'yū)The probability of a negative test result indicates the absence of an analyte or a specific disease.

## negative predictive value

The proportion of people whose test results are true negatives and who are truly disease free.

## predictive value

a measure used by clinicians to interpret diagnostic test results. See also sensitivity, specificity.

**positive predictive value**

the probability that a patient with a positive test result really does have the condition for which the test was conducted.

**negative predictive value**

the probability that a patient with a negative test result really is free of the condition for which the test was conducted.

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