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Table 2 MK ratios in benign versus malignant thyroid nodules

From: Diagnostic performance of Midkine ratios in fine-needle aspirates for evaluation of Cytologically indeterminate thyroid nodules

Indicators Benign PTC P value
MK (ng/ml) 0.31 (0.02,3.83) 0.41 (0.01,16.93) 0.402
TG (ng/ml) 24,375.00 (336.50,300,500.00) 5467.00 (155.00,3,224,500.00) 0.008*
MK/TG (ng/mg) 20.16 (0.31.666.65) 80.59 (1.52,4021.37) 0.001*
FT4 (pmol/L) 9.54 (1.04,332.90) 3.87 (0.33,141.30) 0.037*
MK/FT4(μg/pmol) 0.03 (0.002,0.34) 0.09 (0.001,8.21) 0.006*
FT4/MK (pmol/μg) 32.48 (2.94,453.94) 11.50 (0.12,910.94) 0.006*
  1. * P<0.05