Table 1.

Description of sample sets.

Study setAge (yr)Gender (F:M)IndicationaCohort nameSample TypeReferences
Set 150–9278:78PopulationTwinGeneSerumLichtenstein et al (2002) and Magnusson et al (2013)
Set 29–63102:102PopulationLifeGenePlasmaAlmqvist et al (2011)
Set 348–931,613:1,386PopulationTwinGeneSerumLichtenstein et al (2002) and Magnusson et al (2013)
Set 451–8650:0Breast cancer
Set 556–750:50Prostate cancer
Set 655–7816:27Cardiovascular diseaseIMPROVEPlasmaBaldassarre et al (2010)
Set 741–6012:31Myocardial infarctionSCARFPlasmaSamnegård et al (2005)
Set 848–7320:23Acute coronary heart syndromeCHAPSPlasmaOdeberg et al (2014)
Set 940–73600:0MammographyKARMAPlasmaGabrielson et al (2017)
  • a Subjects included in the presented study did not include individuals diagnosed with the disease of the indication area, but the subjects assigned as controls for the different disease cohorts.