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Table 3 Predictive rate of diagnostic marker(s) for colon cancer patients

From: Combination of serum lipids and cancer antigens as a novel marker for colon cancer diagnosis

Diagnostic marker(s) Positive cases Predictive rate (%) Significance
TC 39 19.5 /
HDL 26 13.5 /
CEA 78 39.0 /
CA19–9 60 30.0 /
TC + CEA 97 48.5 P < 0.05
TC + CA19–9 94 47.0 P < 0.05
HDL + CEA 92 46.0 P < 0.05
HDL + CA19–9 95 47.5 P < 0.05
TC + HDL + CEA 120 60.0 a P < 0.05
TC + HDL + CA19–9 116 58.0 a P < 0.05
TC + CEA + CA19–9 150 75.5 a P < 0.05
HDL + CEA + CA19–9 144 72.0 a P < 0.05
TC+ HDL + CEA + CA19–9 175 87.5 a b P < 0.01
  1. aCompared with the combination of two diagnostic markers
  2. b Compared with the combination of three diagnostic markers