👉According to the ThyroSeq clinical validation study supplemental table, reported in JAMA Oncology, ThyroSeq GC has a benign call rate of 61%, as compared to the Afirma GSC rate of 54%, which indicates that ThyroSeq allows more patients to safely avoid diagnostic surgeries.
👉Additionally, ThyroSeq GC has a higher negative call rate for histologically benign nodules with indeterminate cytology (82%) than Afirma GSC (68%).
👉This means that patients with nodules that have indeterminate cytology but are histologically benign would avoid diagnostic surgery with ThyroSeq GC more often than with Afirma GSC.
Rodrigo Arrangoiz MS, MD, FACS a head and neck surgeon / endocrine surgeon / surgical oncologist and is a member of Sociedad Quirúrgica S.C at the America British Cowdray Medical Center in Mexico City:
- Rodrigo Arrangoiz MS, MD, FACS:
- Is a member of the American Head and Neck Society
- He is a member of the American Thyroid Association: