Table 5.

Scores for methodologic quality and for validity of content of recommendations (scales adapted from the AGREE Instrument).1

GuidelinesMethodologic qualityValidity of content of recommendations
Tumor markersOther laboratory tests
ACCP2GoodNot so goodGood
ANDEM34Not so goodGoodGood
ASCO3GoodNot so goodGood
ATS-ERS34DubiousGoodGood
BTS-SCG4GoodNot so goodNot so good
CIGNA24DubiousGood
EGTM34DubiousNot so good
FNCLCCGoodGoodGood
NACB4Not so goodNot so good
SIGN3GoodNot so goodNot so good
SPLF34Not so goodNot so good