NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 7,790 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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- positive test result
- listen (PAH-zih-tiv ... reh-ZULT)
- A test result that shows that a person has the disease, condition, or biomarker for which the test is being done. A positive test result usually means that the test result is not normal. More testing may be needed to make a diagnosis or to make sure a positive test result is correct.