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Autoimmune panel: what are the odds those tests will find anything wrong?
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Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: 5%
These tests are callibrated on the basis of a statistical probability, typically accepting a 5% frequency of false positives.
So they may be abnormal in 1 of 20 individuals, but that does not mean that there is anything "wrong".

In brief: 5%
These tests are callibrated on the basis of a statistical probability, typically accepting a 5% frequency of false positives.
So they may be abnormal in 1 of 20 individuals, but that does not mean that there is anything "wrong".
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