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false-negative rate

Etymology: L, fallere, to deceive, negare, to deny, ratum, calculate
the rate of occurrence of negative test results in subjects known to have the disease or behavior for which an individual is being tested.

false-neg·a·tive rate

(fawls-neg'ă-tiv rāt)
Percentage of incorrect results that are, in fact, positive.

false-negative rate

The rate of occurrence of negative test results in those who have the attribute or disease for which they are being tested.
See also: rate
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One recent study (27) evaluated the detection rate of glandular lesions (both AIS and adenocarcinoma) and found that the false-negative rate for Pap tests to detect glandular lesions was 8.
We include the 2008 ACS so that we can examine an assumption in the Medicaid evaluation literature: that year-to-year variation in the false-negative rate is constant across the states and does not systematically bias estimates of the impact of Medicaid expansions on health insurance coverage.
Overall, to better define any hazard-screening program, we should seek enough understanding to allow us to estimate the false-positive rate ([alpha]), the false-negative rate ([beta]), and the likely frequency of the hazard (P[H]).
TABLE 4 Niton Soil Measurement Methods and Corresponding False-Negative Rates Niton Soil Number of Number of Measurement False-Negative Positive Laboratory Method Readings (<400 ppm) Results ([greater than or equal to]400 ppm) Surface readings 13 62 (Test Cup 2) Bagged readings 13 62 (Test Cup 2) Test Cup 1 1 57 (Test Cup 1) (prepared by grinding) Test Cup 2 2 62 (Test Cup 2) (prepared by grinding and sieving) Niton Soil False-Negative Measurement Rate Method Surface readings 21% Bagged readings 21% Test Cup 1 2% (prepared by grinding) Test Cup 2 3% (prepared by grinding and sieving)
The overall false-negative rate of sentinel node biopsy in primary breast cancers [greater than or equal to] 3 cm was 8/64 (13%).
The false-negative rate improved as more nodes were dissected: 17 of 41 (41.
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4% false-positive rate and a 13% false-negative rate.
The false-negative rate for the LDST has been reported to be close to zero at cutoffs above 500-550 nmol/L (18-20 [micro] g/dL) (4,5,7,15-17).
28) The National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry, however, has recommended that the sensitivity of qualitative or semiquantitative dipstick testing exceed 95% in order to minimize the false-negative rate and, consequently, the need to confirm negative as well as positive-negative results by a laboratory method.