Table 5

Sensitivity, specificity, PPV and NPV of Benign Non-neoplastic (HN) and Malignant Thyroid Lesions

Markers

Sensitivity

Specificity

PPV

NPV


Gal-3

0.846

0.587

0.698

0.771

Ret

0.827

0.543

0.672

0.735

HBME-1

0.827

0.435

0.623

0.690

CK-19

0.846

0.500

0.657

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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