false positive rate


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false positive rate

Statistics The proportion of all negative–inactive substances that are incorrectly identified as positive; FPR is an indicator of test performance
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For any diagnostic test, sum of specificity and false positive rate is always equal to 1.
Although the false accusation rate identifies the credibility of evidence from a drug test, the false positive rate does not.
The high specificity of the product also led to a five-fold decrease in the false positive rate of LDCT-detected suspicious lung nodules in heavy smokers who did not have lung cancer.
Critics of widespread or mandatory testing contend the real costs of screening -- and counseling -- civilians may be much higher, and that a low false positive rate alone should not determine public policy.
The false positive rate is disproportionately high in women, who represent only about 7 percent of AIDS cases but nearly half the repeatedly positive ELISA tests.
The 1 percent false positive rate presents a probelm: should the person, whose risk of AIDS is not known, be told?