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Table 4 Comparison between molecular analysis of peripheral blood (PBL) and molecular analysis of bone marrow (BM).

From: Detection of mammaglobin mRNA in peripheral blood is associated with high grade breast cancer: Interim results of a prospective cohort study

  Gene panel Mam PIP
PBL(+)BM(+) 13 5 3
PBL(+)BM(-) 5 2 2
PBL(-)BM(+) 69 11 16
PBL(-)BM(-) 51 120 117
P-value P = 0.2356 P = 0.0002* P = 0.0188*
Concordance (%) 64/138 (46.4%) 125/138 (90.6%) 120/138 (87.0%)
  1. P-values obtained by Chi-square analysis or *Fisher's exact test