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Positive predictive value of a screening test

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For the calculation of positive predictive value of a screening test, the denominator is comprised of:

1. True positives +False negatives.
2. False positives + True negatives.
3. True positives + False positives.
4. True positives + True negatives.

3. True positives + False positives.

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Self Explanatory
Predictive value reflects the diagnostic power of the test. The ‘predictive value of a positive test’ indicates the probability that a patient with a positive test result has in fact; the disease in question. The more prevalent a disease, in a given population, the more accurate will be the predictive value of a positive screening test. the predictive value of a positive test falls as disease prevalence declines.
• In positive predictive test the denominator is: True positive + False positive.
• In negative predictive test, the denominator is: False negative + True negative

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