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Table 3 Characteristics of the samples from the original cohort and new samples including histology and stage (FIGO), used in the ELISA confirmation and validation of SELDI-TOF MS results

From: Ovarian cyst fluid is a rich proteome resource for detection of new tumor biomarkers

  Benign Stage I Stage II Stage III Malignant
Original cohort: n = 20: n = 12: n = 0: n = 8: n = 20:
New samples n = 20 n = 7 n = 1 n = 12 n = 20
Simple 4:6     
Stromal 1:1     
Endometrioma 2:1     
Serous 8:8 6:2 0:1 6:11 12:14
Mucinous 5:4 3:1   1:0 4:1
Endometrioid   2:2    2:2
Clear cell   1:2   1:0 2:2
Undifferentiated     0:1 0:1