Table 2

%fra-1 gene expression in human thyroid FNABs

Cytological diagnosisNo. of positive cases/no. of cases analyzed by RT-PCRHistological diagnosisa
Normal follicular cellsb0 /2Normal thyroid
Follicular neoplasm3 /4Follicular adenomas
Follicular neoplasm2 /2Follicular carcinomas
Suspicious for papillary carcinoma2 /2Papillary carcinomas
  • a After surgical removal of the thyroid nodule.

  • b Cytologic samples from the controlateral lobe in one patient with follicular adenoma and one patient with follicular carcinoma.