Comparison of screening methods in the detection of bladder cancer.

  title={Comparison of screening methods in the detection of bladder cancer.},
  author={Sanjay Ramakumar and Jalaluddin A. K. M. Bhuiyan and Jennifer A Besse and Steven G Roberts and Peter Wollan and Michael L. Blute and D J O'kane},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  volume={161 2},
PURPOSE We prospectively evaluate and compare the sensitivity and specificity of urine cytology, BTA stat, NMP22, fibrin/fibrinogen degradation products (FDP), telomerase, chemiluminescent hemoglobin and hemoglobin dipstick to detect bladder cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS Single voided specimens were obtained from 57 patients with bladder cancer, and 139 without evidence of bladder malignancy on cystoscopy or a negative biopsy of indeterminate lesions. A cytology report was available for 125… CONTINUE READING