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pseudoinfection

Pronunciation: su'do-in-fek'shun

Definition: Laboratory evidence of the presence or activity of pathogenic microorganisms in the absence of infection; can result from colonization of the site without infection, contamination of the specimen, or laboratory error or misinterpretation yielding a false-positive test result for an infectious disease.

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