|1.||a result in a medical test that wrongly indicates the presence of the condition being tested for|
|2.||a person from whom such a result is obtained|
|Main Entry:||false positive|
|Part of Speech:||n, adj|
|Definition:||a test result that is read as positive but actually is negative, a test that shows evidence of a disease when it not present; also written false-positive|
false positive n.
A positive test result in a subject that does not possess the attribute for which the test is being conducted.