false-positive reaction

false-·pos·i·tive re·ac·tion

an erroneous or mistakenly positive response.
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false-pos·i·tive re·ac·tion

(fawls-poz'i-tiv rē-ak'shŭn)
An erroneous or mistakenly positive response.
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false-pos·i·tive re·ac·tion

(fawls-poz'i-tiv rē-ak'shŭn)
Erroneous positive response.
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At both hospitals, a TST was recommended for all contacts at high risk with no history of a positive TST or IGRA test result, and who had never received a Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccine, which can cause a false-positive reaction to the TST.
Based on coagulation, the liquid, colorless lysate reacts by coagulation to form a solid, milky gel, hence the term "gel-clot method." As the sensitivity of the lysate is extremely high, it is imperative to rule out a false-positive reaction caused by contamination with endotoxins or 1-glucan.
False-positive reaction of a Cryptococcus antigen test owing to Pseudallescheria mycosis.
Antibodies to HCV (anti-HCV) can indicate one of three possible conditions: current active infection with HCV, past infection with HCV, or a false-positive reaction (7).
At the county correctional facility, patient 3 was placed in solitary confinement after testing positive for an illegal substance because of a false-positive reaction from rifampin.
The use of leptospiral rrs DNA amplification and subsequent sequencing enabled us to detect leptospiral DNA (pathogenic and intermediate clusters) and rule out false-positive reactions. Of note, 96% of leptospiral DNA from human serum showed identity with intermediate rather than pathogenic clade strains.
In this study, we also found four RPR-positive / TPHA-negative / CIA-negative cases that were confirmed to be biological false-positive reactions. All four had false-positive RPR titers less than 8.
False-positive reactions are not benign; they result in unnecessary chest x-rays, unnecessary fear and concern, and unnecessary treatment in many cases (sometimes with side effects).
The reduction of false-positive reactions during ELISA testing of fecal specimens, by preventing unnecessary refrigeration cycles and product deterioration, has to be accompanied by proper storage and handling of the fecal specimens [9, 15]
Piperacillin-tazobactam and amoxicillin-clavulanate are usually implicated as the main contributors to false-positive reactions [6-8].
The HCV-antibody screen that we offer at our medical center gives us the ability to separate probable false-positive reactions from true-positive reactions by means of a signal-to-cutoff ratio.
False-positive reactions in the latex agglutination test for Cryptococcus neoformans antigen.