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Predictive Value of Tests

"Predictive Value of Tests" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Predictive Value of Tests" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Predictive Value of Tests" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 7225 publications over 31 distinct years, with a maximum of 532 publications in 2015
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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.