Table 3.

Sensitivity and specificity of cytologic examination and the factor H and albumin tests in the bronchoalveolar lavage fluids from the 78 subjects consecutively included in the study

GroupCytology*Factor HAlbumin
Cancer patients18/56 (32%)35/56 (62%)38/56 (68%)
Noncancer patients22/22 (100%)17/22 (77%)15/21 (71%)

NOTE: The cutoff values used were 1 μg/mL for the factor H test and 17 μg/mL for the albumin test.

  • *Correctly classified cases/total number of cases (% of correctly classified cases).

  • One sample could not be analyzed.