Table 1

Serum CA19.9 levels in histological subtypes of primary ovarian mucinous tumour

Tumour subtypeNo. of casesNo. of cases above normal value* (%)Range of CA19.9 levels (U/ml)Mean serum CA19.9 level (U/ml)Serum level (percentiles)
25th percentile (U/ml)50th percentile (median) (U/ml)75th percentile (U/ml)
Benign7921 (27%)<2–44471586.013.052.0
Borderline4517 (38%)<1–153 21661515.013.0179.0
Malignant208 (40%)<1–22 10917148.825.0378.3
  • p=0.32 (Kruskal–Wallis Test).

  • * Normal CA19.9=0–37 U/ml.