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Comparison of the Tetracycline Fluorescence Test and Cytology for the Diagnosis of Cancer.

L. J. Sandlow, M.D.; and H. Necheles, M.D., Ph.D.
Ann Intern Med. 1965;63(5):909-910. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-63-5-909_4
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In the diagnosis of cancer of the stomach, pancreas, pleural fluid, and ascitic fluid, using the tetracycline fluorescence test, we had had 95% accuracy. Not all investigators have found the test to be of this value.

In order to more clearly define the usefulness of this method we are presenting a comparison of the tetracycline test with that of the cytological Papanicolaou technique. Both tests were done independently in different laboratories on material obtained from the same patients.

In 200 cases of gastric washings our accuracy was approximately 95%. The accuracy using cytology was lower.

In 100 cases of duodenal

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