Question 6: Which are the false positive and false negatives and how many are there of each?
Urine Gram stain | UTI | Total | |
---|---|---|---|
Positive | Negative | ||
Positive | 50 | 3 | 53 |
Negative | 2 | 40 | 42 |
Total | 52 | 43 | 95 |
False positives are those whom the test finds to be positive but do not have the disease. Hence there are 3 of them.
False negatives are those whom the test finds to be negative but do, in fact, have the disease. Hence there are 2 of them.
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