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Predictive Value of Tests MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Predictive Value of Tests
Tree Number(s)
E05.318.370.800.650
N05.715.360.325.700.640
N06.850.520.445.800.650
Unique ID
D011237
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D011237
Annotation
IM general only
Scope Note
In screening and diagnostic tests, the probability that a person with a positive test is a true positive (i.e., has the disease), is referred to as the predictive value of a positive test; whereas, the predictive value of a negative test is the probability that the person with a negative test does not have the disease. Predictive value is related to the sensitivity and specificity of the test.
Entry Term(s)
Negative Predictive Value
Positive Predictive Value
Predictive Value Of Test
Predictive Values Of Tests
See Also
False Negative Reactions
False Positive Reactions
Public MeSH Note
87
History Note
87
Date Established
1987/01/01
Date of Entry
1986/03/25
Revision Date
2020/05/27

No Qualifiers
Predictive Value of Tests Preferred
Negative Predictive Value Related
Positive Predictive Value Narrower
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