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Term: Positive and Negative Tests

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2012-12-03


Results of tests in determining the presence of a disease. When the disease has been identified, the test result is 'positive'; when the disease is absent, the test result is 'negative'.

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  • Lix L, Smith M, Azimaee M, Dahl M, Nicol P, Burchill C, Burland E, Goh C, Schultz J, Bailly A. A Systematic Investigation of Manitoba's Provincial Laboratory Data. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2012. [Report] [Summary] (View)

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