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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

PPV
The likelihood that an individual with a positive test result truly has the particular gene and/or disease in question. Also called positive predictive value.



 
 
Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.