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The Diagnostic Value of Serum PIVKA-II Alone or in Combination with AFP in Chinese Hepatocellular Carcinoma Patients

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At present, the diagnostic accuracy of alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) surveillance is insufficient. It remains controversial whether prothrombin induced by vitamin K absence II (PIVKA-II) has a better diagnostic value than AFP for HCC patients.This study aims to investigate the diagnostic role of PIVKA-II alone or in combination with AFP in Chinese HCC patients.


Serum AFP and PIVKA-II levels were detected and analyzed in 308 HCC afflicted patients and 120 unafflicted controls. The receiver operator curve (ROC) and area under the curve (AUC) were conducted to evaluate the clinical value of AFP and PIVKA-II for diagnosing HCC and early HCC.

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