true positive


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true positive

Statistics A positive test result, that accurately reflects the tested-for activity of an analyte
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Ninety-four percent (34/36) of the true positives were confirmed by UPLC-TOF-MS (Table 3).
In an ideal world, only true positives and true negatives occur.
Demonstrating association between true positives and negatives and false positives and negatives with subjects' selection of direction of alignment using Prosthesis Alignment Perception Instrument (PAPI).
There are about seven false positives for every true positive (5486/781).
Increasing the number of true positives and true negative laboratory test results
For each possible score on the "test" measure, the ROC plots the true positive rate (sensitivity) on the y-axis and false
Sensitivity is sometimes called the true positive rate and is a critically important measure in most diagnostic contexts.
Based on these predetermined values, the definition of each true positive, true negative, under-referral, and over-referral for TC, HDL-C, LDL-C, and triglycerides are shown in Table 3.
IT'S always hugely inspiring to see how people can turn terrible tragedy into a true positive.
This may well reflect true positive associations or even causality in some cases, but not giving more weight to results from better quality studies is regrettable.
18F]fluorocholine combined in-line positron emission tomography-computerized tomography was true positive in 1, false-positive in 2, false-negative in 9 and true negative in 8 patients.