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False negative result

Definition(s)

A test result which indicates that an individual is unaffected and/or does not have a particular gene mutation when he or she is actually affected and/or does have a gene mutation; i.e., a negative test result in an affected individual

Definition from: GeneReviewsThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. from the University of Washington and the National Center for Biotechnology Information

Related discussion in the Handbook

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: September 29, 2014