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Table 2 MUC5AC serum antibody levels in healthy controls, in polyp and malignant colorectal carcinoma patients. Serum mean MUC5AC antibody levels were higher in colorectal carcinoma patients when compared with polyp patients (p = 0.049) and a control population (p = 0.011).

From: Humoral immune response to MUC5AC in patients with colorectal polyps and colorectal carcinoma

  Healthy controls (n = 22) Polyp group (n = 20) Carcinoma group (n = 30)
* No. > 0,225 6 (27.3%) 9 (45%) 18 (69%)
Mean 0.219 OD 0.268 OD 0.322 OD
Median Range (min-max) 0.195 OD (0.13–0.41) 0.207 OD (0.06–0.95) 0.277 OD (0.12–0.96)
  1. * Number of patients that have higher MUC5AC antibody level than 0.225 OD.
  2. OD = Optical density