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predictive value

 

Definition: an expression of the likelihood that a given test result correlates with the presence or absence of disease. A positive predictive value is the ratio of patients with the disease who test positive to the entire population of those with a positive test result; a negative predictive value is the ratio of patients without the disease who test negative to the entire population of those with a negative test result.

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