specificity

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The specificity of a diagnostic test indicates how often the test will be negative if a person does not have the disease (true negative rate). In other words, if the test result for a highly specific test is positive, you can be nearly certain that the person actually has the disease for which they’re being tested. A very specific test rules in disease with a high degree of confidence. Read more HERE.

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