## A test to detect an infection gives a positive result 98% of the time when an infection is present. It is 97% accurate when an infection is

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A test to detect an infection gives a positive result 98% of the time when an infection is present. It is 97% accurate when an infection is not present.

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false negatives – 2%

false positives – 3%

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A test to detect an infection gives a positive result 98% of the time when an infection is present. It is 97% accurate when an infection is not present.

% of results will be false negatives, and % of results will be false positives.

False negative means a negative result which in actuality it is positive

False negative = 100% – percent of positive result

100% – 98% = 2%

False positive result means a positive result which in actuality is negative

False positive = 100% – percent of false positive

100 – 97 = 3%