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Table 2 Diagnostic accuracy of PSA: ages 70 – 79, all subjects

From: Prostate-specific antigen testing accuracy in community practice

PSA cutpoint (ng/mL) Ages 70 – 79 (345 cases, 480 controls) All subjects* (930 cases, 1690 controls)
  Sens Spec PPV NPV Sens Spec PPV NPV
1 99 5 43 88 98 9 37 91
2 97 13 45 84 95 20 39 88
3 93 21 46 81 91 26 40 84
4 89 27 47 78 86 33 41 81
5 83 36 48 75 75 44 42 76
6 72 46 49 70 63 57 45 74
7 65 54 51 68 56 66 48 73
8 55 64 52 67 49 74 51 72
9 48 71 54 65 42 80 53 71
10 44 76 57 65 38 84 56 71
15 27 89 65 63 23 93 67 69
20 18 95 74 62 17 97 78 68
  1. *Including subjects 40 – 49 years, 80 years and older. Abbreviations: PSA = prostate-specific antigen. Sens = sensitivity. Spec = specificity. PPV = positive predictive value. NPV = negative predictive value