Outcomes of Positive Screening Test Result

Of the 390 with positive results, 96% were false positive.1

  • Follow-up diagnostics showed 370 of 1000 to be false positive.
  • 3 of the 1000 suffered serious adverse effects from follow-up diagnostics, with less than 1 of 1000 suffering a fatal complication.
  • Follow-up diagnostics showed 20 of 1000 to be true positive.

Diagnostic procedures:

  • Re-imaging exam
  • Surgical procedure
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Percutaneous biopsy
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1. National Lung Screening Trial Research Team, Aberle DR, Adams AM, Berg CD, Black WC, Clapp JD, Fagerstrom RM, et al. Reduced lung-cancer mortality with low-dose computed tomographic screening. N Engl J Med. 2011 Aug 4;365(5):395-409. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1102873. Epub 2011 Jun 29.

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