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Table 1 TERC and C-MYC positivity rates for various cytological diagnoses

From: Genomic amplification patterns of human telomerase RNA gene and C-MYC in liquid-based cytological specimens used for the detection of high-grade cervical intraepithelial neoplasia

Cytological diagnosis Case no. TERC positive C-MYC positive
   Case no. % P Case no. % P
NILM 132 11 8.3   29 22.0  
ASC-US 50 10 20.0   13 26.0  
LSIL 21 11 52.4   12 57.1  
ASC-H 14 9 64.3   6 42.9  
HSIL 23 21 91.3   20 87.0  
SCC 3 3 100.0   3 100.0  
NILM vs. ASC/LSIL     < 0.01*    < 0.01*
ASC/LSIL vs. HSIL/SCC     < 0.01*    < 0.01*
LSIL/lower vs. HSIL/higher     < 0.01*    < 0.01*
  1. † ASC includes ASC-US and ASC-H
  2. *P < 0.05: statistically significant difference between 2 categories