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A test result which wrongly indicates that a particular condition or attribute is absent.‘it's possible to have a false negative—the test says you aren't pregnant when you are’[as modifier] ‘premature assessments may give false negative results’
- ‘In the case of a number of patients who were given false negative results on cervical screening in east Kent in England, the courts awarded the patients compensation.’
- ‘A needle biopsy can produce a false negative if enough cells are not sampled.’
- ‘First, he says, the test can give false negative or positive readings, requiring additional tests for verification.’
- ‘The false negative rate is 4.6 per cent.’
- ‘There is, however, an irreducible number of false negative results in any screening programme; the reasons for this are complex.’
- ‘To account for the possiblity of false negatives, a test should be done more than 3 months after exposure.’
- ‘From my own site's statistics, that figure is a refreshing 99.22%, with 0.26% false positives and 0.52% false negatives.’
- ‘Some parents who receive false negative results experience anger, and some have planned to take legal action.’
- ‘Unfortunately, it has a 40% false positive rate ... though it has a very low false negative rate.’
- ‘These cutoffs were intentionally set "low" to prevent false negatives during the screening phase.’
- ‘It takes time for antibodies to develop, so having the test too early can lead to false negative results.’
- ‘DNA evidence is so accurate that I think that having false negatives is a rarity.’
- ‘False negatives could have bigger consequences than false positives.’
- ‘In terms of misclassifications, false positives were more prevalent than false negatives.’
- ‘False negatives create a sense of security that is certainly sometimes unwarranted.’
- ‘According to the National Cancer Institute, in women ages 40-49 there is a high rate of missed tumors, resulting in 40% false negative test results.’
- ‘But the technology is expensive and subject to false negatives, Lowe says.’
- ‘There are some who say that because of false positives and false negatives early detection is not worth it.’
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