Table 4

Sensitivity, specificity, PPV and NPV of Benign Neoplastic (adenomas) vs. Malignant Thyroid Lesions

Markers

Sensitivity

Specificity

PPV

NPV


Gal-3

0.852

0.587

0.708

0.771

RET

0.833

0.543

0.682

0.735

HBME-1

0.870

0.435

0.644

0.741

CK-19

0.852

0.500

0.667

0.742


Gal-3, galectin-3; Ret, Ret oncoprotein; CK19, cytokeratin 19; PPV, positive predictive value; NPV, negative predictive value.

Saleh et al. Diagnostic Pathology 2010 5:9   doi:10.1186/1746-1596-5-9

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