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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Resultado falso positivo de una prueba

False-positive test result (fawls-PAH-zih-tiv reh-ZULT)
A test result that indicates that a person has a specific disease or condition when the person actually does not have the disease or condition.

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