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False Positive | Definition of False Positive by Merriam ...
False positive definition is - a result that shows something is present when it really is not. How to use false positive in a sentence.

False positives and false negatives - Wikipedia
False positive error. A false positive error, or in short a false positive, commonly called a "false alarm", is a result that indicates a given condition exists, when it does not.

What is false positive? - Definition from WhatIs.com
This definition of false positive explains what the term means and how it applies in various contexts. We also discuss the difference between false positives and false negatives and include links to more information.

Definition of False positive - MedicineNet
False positive: A result that indicates that a given condition is present when it is not. An example of a false positive would be if a particular test designed to detect cancer returns a positive result but the person does not have 'cancer ...

What Are False Positives and False Negatives? - Live Science
While many of today's medical tests are accurate, false negative or positives do occur. What causes these erroneous results?

False-positive | Define False-positive at Dictionary.com
False-positive definition, a test result that is incorrect because the test indicated a condition or finding that does not exist: a false-positive for syphilis. See more.

False Positives and False Negatives - Math Is Fun
Airport Security: a "false positive" is when ordinary items such as keys or coins get mistaken for weapons (machine goes "beep"); Quality Control: a "false positive" is when a good quality item gets rejected, and a "false negative" is when a poor quality item gets accepted.

False Positive on HIV Test: What’s Next?
Receiving a false-positive result doesn’t mean that a person is HIV-positive. A small percentage of people may receive a false-positive result on an HIV test. This means the result says they have the virus when they don’t have it.

False positive - definition of false positive by The Free ...
A test result that is false-positive. n 1. a result in a medical test that wrongly indicates the presence of the condition being tested for 2. False positive ...

False Positive: Webcomic Horror, Sci-fi, & Fantasy Anthology
False Positive is a collection of webcomic short stories in the spirit of The Twilight Zone, Tales From the Crypt, Amazing Stories, Creepy, and the like.

 

 

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How a tick bite sent this Essex woman's life into a 'vicious circle'
Yahoo News Canada (blog)
Her first test for Lyme disease showed a false positive. Years later, Abbate went to Michigan for another test which indicated she had Lyme disease. Dedicated to support. Her diagnosis has pushed her into a life of advocacy for people with Lyme disease ...

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Lyme, the tick-borne disease that's spreading fast, explained
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But unlike Zika, which is transmitted from mosquitoes to humans, the bacteria that causes Lyme, Borrelia burgdorferi, reaches people through tick bites after moving through a chain of other species. B. burgdorferi typically live in mice, chipmunks ...
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Vital Signs: Trends in Reported Vectorborne Disease Cases — United States and Territories, 2004–2016 | MMWR - CDCCDC
Tick and Mosquito Infections Spreading Rapidly, CDC FindsNew York Times
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Lyme Disease Detection May Soon Have a Better Test
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But, the test accuracy is less than 40 percent in patients with early disease and can result in up to 28 percent of IgM western blots yielding false positive results. Recently, researchers developed the first multiplex, an array-based assay for ...
Expert warns of 'tick explosion' this summerBoston 25 News

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New diagnostic methods offer better chance for more accurate detection of Lyme disease
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New tests to detect early Lyme disease – which is increasing beyond the summer months – could replace existing tests that often do not clearly identify the infection before health problems occur. In an analysis published on December 7 in Clinical ...


Lyme Disease Diagnostics Market – Global Industry Insights, Trends, Outlook, and Opportunity Analysis, 2018-2026
Coherent Chronicle (press release) (blog)
CDC does not recommend avoiding the first screening step as it will increase the rate of false positive results that can lead to misdiagnosis and inappropriate treatment. The ELISA and Western blot are the commonly used tests to diagnose the disease.

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Lyme Disease Diagnostics Market – Global Industry Insights, Trends, Outlook, 2018-2026
Healthcare Journal
CDC does not recommend avoiding the first screening step as it will increase the rate of false positive results that can lead to misdiagnosis and inappropriate treatment. The ELISA and Western blot are the commonly used tests to diagnose the disease.


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Smartphone device's early lab results no substitute for real-world infectious disease detection
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If field workers fanned out across a city and tested 100,000 people, that 1% false positive rate would mean that about a thousand people would be told they were infected when they actually were not. The release did not mention false ... rating on this ...


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What Lyme Disease Does to Your Brain?
Reports Healthcare
Most of the screening or diagnostic tests available for this disease are unreliable and may provide false negative or false positive results. Western blot method and blood testing are considered for diagnosing Lyme disease but are not sensitive and may ...

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Frequently Asked Questions: Lyme Disease
NBC New York
If you have been infected for longer than 4 to 6 weeks and the IgG Western Blot is still negative, it is highly likely that the IgM result is incorrect (e.g., a false positive). This does not mean that you are not ill, but it does suggest that the ...

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