Table 2

A comparison of tumour nodal final nodal status, including axillary clearance where appropriate, by histopathology, and by GeneSearch intraoperative molecular analysis of sentinel nodes

GeneSearch positiveGeneSearch negative
Histopathology positive693
Histopathology negative9175
  • The sensitivity of whole technique (sentinal lymph node biopsy with intraoperative analysis) for micrometastases and macrometastases was 96%, the specificity was 95% and the overall concordance was 95%.