Skip to main content

Table 1 Comparison between serum levels of nucleosomes, CEA and CA 19-9 in the three patient groups versus the control group and each group of patients versus the other groups

From: Colorectal carcinoma: nucleosomes, carcinoembryonic antigen and ca 19-9 as apoptotic markers; a comparative study

Parameters
Groups
Nucleosomes
(AU)
CEA
(ng/ml)
CA 19-9
U/ml
Control group (n = 6) Median   282.6 2.3 20.9
  S.E ±   26.4 0.39 3.2
  Range Min. 181.5 0.8 7.8
   Max. 519.2 4.2 41.4
Group I Patients (well differentiated tumor) (n = 9) Median   1081 6.6 32.86
  S.E ±   209.5 9.00 101.6
  Range Min. 712.4 1.29 8.4
   Max. 3382.5 1729 1895
Group II Patients Median   1776.2 4.61 23.9
(moderate differentiated tumor) (n = 9) S.E ±   171.3 75.6 64.6
  Range Min. 772.2 1.6 1.6
   Max. 3426.9 2400 2246
Group III Median   1860 4.6 34
Patients (poor differentiated tumor) (n = 6) S.E ±   260.6 6.26 44.66
  Range Min. 1149.7 1.72 3.16
   Max. 3482.5 52.6 386.2
P control versus group I <0.001 <0.001 0961
P control versus group II <0.001 0.037 0.666
P control versus group III <0.001 0.106 0.816
P group I versus group II 0.086 0.464 0.116
P group I versus group III 0.041 0.569 0.450
P group II versus group III 0.566 0.861 0.627