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Table 4 Performance of premenstrual spotting, TSH level > 2.5 µlU/ml, dysmenorrhea and/or dyspareunia as marker for non-invasive diagnostic of endometriosis

From: Can TSH level and premenstrual spotting constitute a non-invasive marker for the diagnosis of endometriosis?

Tested hypothesis Sensitivity (%) Specificity (%) Positive predictive value (%) Negative predictive value (%) Accuracy (%)
H1 (n = 167)a 32.71 85 79.55 41.46 51.50
H2 (n = 141) 25.29 90.74 81.48 42.98 50.35
H3 (n = 166) 14.15 95 83.33 38.51 43.37
H4 (n = 140) 11.63 94.44 76.92 40.16 43.57
H5 (n = 167) 51.40 78.33 80.88 47.47 61.08
H6 (n = 167) 52.34 50 62.12 37.04 51.50
  1. aData are presented as percentage