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Table 3 Comparison of Positive Rates of Serum AFP, AFP-L3 and CTCs [cases (%)]

From: Combined detection of circulating tumor cells, α-fetoprotein heterogene-3 and α-fetoprotein in the early diagnosis of HCC for the prediction of efficacy, prognosis, recurrence after microwave ablation

Indexes Normal control group(n=110) Hepatitis group(n=127) Cirrhosis group(n=102) HCC group(n=143) χ2 P
AFP 0(0.0) 5(3.9) 21(20.6) 92(64.3) 152.7 <0.001
AFP-L3 0(0.0) 4(3.1) 23(22.5) 105(73.4) 176.1 <0.001
CTCs 0(0.0) 2(1.6) 28(27.5) 117(81.8) 205.8 <0.001
AFP and AFP-L3 0(0.0) 7(5.5) 30(29.4) 126(88.1) 220.9 <0.001
AFP and CTCs 0(0.0) 6(4.7) 34(33.3) 130(90.9) 193.6 <0.001
AFP-L3 and CTCs 0(0.0) 5(3.9) 32(31.4) 133(93.0) 187.3 <0.001
AFP and AFP-L3 and CTCs 0(0.0) 8(6.3) 35(34.3) 139(97.2) 195.2 <0.001