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Table 2 Characteristics of included studies

From: Golgi protein 73 versus alpha-fetoprotein as a biomarker for hepatocellular carcinoma: a diagnostic meta- analysis

study country HCC/controls tumor staging (TNM) GP 73 AFP
     assay type cutoff value assay type cutoff value
Hu2009 China 31/93 NKb westernblot 7.4 RUa ELISA 36 ug/L
Morota2011 USA 70/156 NK ELISA 94.7 ug/L ELISA 15.3 ug/L
Ozkan2010 Turkey 75/83 3/20/14/38 ELISA 2.36 ug/L ELISA 4.36 ug/L
Mao2010 China, USA 789/3428 NK immunoblot 8.5 RU ELISA 35 ug/L
Marrero2005 USA 144/108 17/52/59/16 immunoblot 10 RU ELISA 99 ug/L
Tian2010 China 153/219 23/95/30/5 ELISA 113.8 ug/L ELISA 13.6 ug/L
Wang2009 USA 164/113 38/70/34/22 immunoblot NK ELISA NK
Shi2011 China 55/107 NK ELISA 100 ug/L ELISA 400 ug/L
  1. a Relative Unit; b Not Known