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Table 2 Potential miRNA biomarkers for CRC screening

From: Methods and novel technology for microRNA quantification in colorectal cancer screening

miRNA Blood or stool Sensitivity (%) Specificity (%) Citation
miR-92a Blood and stool 72–79 (blood)
72 (stool)
59–69 (blood)
73 (stool)
[60, 66]
miR-20a Blood and stool 46 (blood)
55 (stool)
73 (blood)
82 (stool)
[46, 67]
miR-21 Blood and stool 62–85 (blood)
56 (stool)
79–88 (blood)
73 (stool)
[52, 55, 66]
miR-221 Blood and stool 86 (blood)
62 (stool)
41 (blood)
74 (stool)
[51, 68]
miR-18a Stool 61 69 [68]
miR-135b Stool 78 68 [66]
miR-144* Stool 74 87 [67]
miR-199a-3p Blood 48 75 [50]
miR-155 Blood 58 95 [48]
miR-183 Blood 74 89 [56]
miR-29a Blood 53–65 85–93 [57]
miR-29b Blood 61 73 [47]
miR-210 Blood 75 74 [53]
miR-196b Blood 63 87 [54]
miR-139-3p Blood 97 98 [49]
miR-622 Blood 88 64 [49]
miR-506 Blood 61 77 [72]
miR-4316 Blood 75 77 [72]