# positive predictive value

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## positive predictive value

Statistics The number of true positives divided by the sum of true positives–TP and false positives–FP, a value representing the proportion of subjects with a positive test result who actually have the disease, aka 'efficiency' of a test. Cf Negative predictive value, ROC–receiver operating characteristic.## pos·i·tive pre·dic·tive val·ue

(poz'i-tiv prĕ-dik'tiv val'yū)The probability that a positive result accurately indicates that the analyte or the specific disease is present.

## Positive predictive value (PPV)

The probability that a person with a positive test result has, or will get, the disease.

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## 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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