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Which of the following is a property of a good screening test?

A. The disease or medical condition is considered a mild medical problem.

B. The test should be able to be applied to a small, low risk population.

C. Access to health care facilities for further diagnostic testing and treatment should be available.

D. The cost of screening does not need to be low if the screen has good sensitivity and specificity.

C. Access to health care facilities for further diagnostic testing and treatment is an essential part of a good screening program to help with quick and accurate diagnoses.

A. The disease or medical condition should be a severe condition to be included in screening programs.

B. The test should be able to be applied to a large, low risk population.

D. The screening test itself should be easy to perform, quick, inexpensive, safe and have good sensitivity and specificity.

Which of the following is a true statement about potential testing results?

A. A true positive result is when the screening test indicates the presence of disease and the patient truly has the disease.

B. A true negative result is obtained when the test result is negative for disease and the patient is truly affected.

C. A false positive result occurs when the screening test is positive, and the individual does have the disease.

D. A false negative result occurs when the screening test is negative for disease, and the individual does not have the disease.

A. is the true statement: A true positive result is when the screening test indicates the presence of disease and the patient truly has the disease.

B. A true negative result is obtained when the test result is negative for disease and the patient is truly unaffected.

C. A false positive result occurs when the screening test is positive, and the individual does not have the condition.

D. A false negative result occurs when the screening test is negative for disease, but the individual actually has the disease.

A potential benefit of second trimester screening over first trimester screening is:

A. Timing, allowing for pregnancy management decisions to be made earlier.

B. If pregnancy interruption is desired, maternal mortality rate is ...

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