An incorrect test result that is positive when it should, in fact, be negative.
A false match incorrectly recognised by a discriminator.
false-positive result is one where the result is thought to be positive, but this turns out to be untrue. A child who has a false-positive result for CHT is a child who has been told they have the condition and then it turns out that this is not the case. For parents, receiving a false-positive result can mean that they think that their child is ill when actually they are healthy.
A false match incorrectly recognized by a discriminator.
Test result that incorrectly indicates the presence of a disease. Certain tests have higher false-positive rates than others.
a positive test result (e.g., from an HIV antibody test) for a person who does not in fact have the disease or condition being tested for. See also false-negative.
A test result that mistakenly gives a positive reading.
Test result that is positive when it should not be. For example, a test says hepatitis virus is present when it is not. Certain tests have higher false-positive rates than others.
A test result that shows evidence of a disease or an abnormal condition although it (the condition being tested for) is not present.
Unaffected cases incorrectly diagnosed as affected by a screening or diagnostic test.
a Blood test result that is incorrectly abnormal in a person who does not have the suspected disease.