Table 2.

Serum SMRP levels in the study participants

Group 1Group 2Group 3Group 4
SMRP (nmol/L/L)0.23*0.410.790.40
Interquartile range 25-750.35-0.380.30-0.650.46-1.740.31-0.63
Min-max0.3-1.10.3-2.40.3-12.10.3-2.4
  • NOTE: Group 1: Healthy subjects. Group 2: Patients with previous asbestos exposure and no pleural disease. Group 3: Patients with MPM. Group 4: Patients with previous asbestos exposure and benign pleural disease.

  • * P < 0.001, group 1 compared with groups 2 to 4.

  • P < 0.001, group 3 compared with groups 1, 2, and 4.