Pronunciation: fawls neg'a-tiv
- A test result that erroneously excludes someone from a specific diagnostic or reference group.
- A patient whose test results exclude that person from a particular diagnostic group to which the person ought truly belong.
- Term commonly used to denote a false-negative result.
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