The leukocyte adherence inhibition test (lai) in preoperative diagnosis of epithelial ovarian cancer

R. Dgani, A. Shani, U. Elchalal, N. Harpaz, Z. Bentwich, A. Fink

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Abstract

One hundred two women admitted for evaluation of an adenexal mass were tested prior to surgery by the computerized tube leukocyte adherence inhibition (LAI) assay. The test was positive in 24/35 (69%) patients, diagnosed after surgery as epithelial ovarian cancer while 50/67 (75%) of those diagnosed as benign masses were negative. Only 2/38 (5%) of normal control subjects showed a false-positive result. The LAI test described in this report showed a sensitivity of 88% and a specificity of 75% in stage I ovarian cancer; thus it may be useful for early diagnosis of ovarian malignancy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)349-353
Number of pages5
JournalGynecologic Oncology
Volume49
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1993
Externally publishedYes

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