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Table 4 The levels of TNF-α, IL-8, IL-6 and TGF-β1 between the serum and peritoneal fluid in patients with primary infertility

From: A cross-sectional study on the correlation between cytokines in a pelvic environment and tubal factor infertility

  Serum samples (n = 30) Peritoneal fluid samples (n = 27) P-value
IL-8 9.82 ± 1.69 19.47 ± 3.51 4.14E-18
IL-6 33.52 ± 1.33 20.08 ± 3.51 2.54E-25
TGF-β1 33.72 ± 0.67 49.47 ± 3.51 2.03E-29
TNF-α 21.48 ± 1.99 36.88 ± 2.67 2.18E-35