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Table 1 Sensitivity and specificity measurements for cervical scrapes or medical adsorbent surgical bandages detected by a dog in patients with Cervical Cancer (CC)

From: A non-invasive tool for detecting cervical cancer odor by trained scent dogs

  Sensitivity (95% CI*) Specificity (95% CI) PPV (95% CI) NPV (95% CI) PPVα NPVα FN
Scrapes 92,78% (87,12–98,45) 99,1% (98,37–9,83) 92,78% (87,1–98,45) 99,1% (98,37–99,83) 93,95% 98,91% 7
Surgical bandages 96,36% (90,51–100) 99,55% (98,8–100) 96,36% (90,51–100) 99,55% (98,8–100) 97,00% 99,45% 2
  1. *Confidence Interval, PPV Positive Predictive Value, NPV Negative Predictive Value, αPositive and negative predictive values were adjusted to the prevalence of Cervical cancer (CC) in Mexico (13.1% according to GLOBOCAN Project, reference 19), FN False Negative