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Table 2 Laboratory and cytological characteristics of NIFTP vs non-NIFTP groups

From: Preoperative prediction of non-invasive follicular thyroid neoplasm with papillary-like nuclear features: a Canadian single-Centre experience

CharacteristicsNIFTPNon-NIFTPTotalP value
Normal Preoperative TSH (0.4–4.50 IU/L), n (%)43 (100)152 (96.2)195 (97)0.3447b
Pre-operative
 Thyroglobulin Level
 (mcg/L), Median +/− IQR
n = 24
25.6 +/− 67.8
n = 92
76.1 +/− 119.8
67.4 +/−
111.2
0.0104a *
Thyroglobulin Index
 (mcg/L/cm),
 Median +/− IQR
n = 24
11.3 +/− 20.2
n = 92
32.0 +/− 53.9
28.1 +/− 47.70.0089a *
Bethesda Category
 III28 (63.6)80 (50.3)108 (53.2)0.0653c
 IV1 (2.3)9 (5.7)10 (4.9)
 V14 (31.8)46 (28.9)60 (29.6)
 VI1 (2.3)24 (15.1)25 (12.3)
 HBME-1 Positive23 (52.3)69 (43.4)92 (45.3)0.3097b
  1. atwo-tailed Mann-Whitney test
  2. btwo-tailed Fisher’s exact test
  3. cchi-square test
  4. *statistically significant (P < 0.05)