The possibilities of age reference values of PSA density in prostatic cancer screening

Miodrag Acimovic, Zoran Dzamic, Cane Tulic, N. Lalic, A. Janicic, R. Radosavljevic, D. Mitrovic, Jovan Hadzi-Djokic
2005 Acta chirurgica iugoslavica  
prostatic cancer may be evaluated by measuring its sensitivity, specificity and positive predictive value. The majority of reference articles in this field has evaluated the possibility of detection of prostatic cancer by radioimmunoassay (RIA). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Prospective study included 2000 male patients over 50 years of age. The objective of the study was to examine the possibility of enzyme PSA test for differentiation of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and localized prostatic
more » ... ized prostatic cancer (PC). The possibility of enzyme PSA assay for detection of prostatic cancer was compared with RIA method, by digital rectal examination and echotomography. The effect of PSA density and age reference values for differentiation of PC from BPH was also examined. DISCUSSION: The results of enzyme immunoassay test (EIA) were compatible with radioimmunoassay results (RIA). Diagnostic algorithm of prostatic cancer detection should be corrected with PSA density values according to aged-specific groups (49 years -0.09 ng/ml/cm 3 ; 59 years -0.13 ng/ml/ cm 3 ; 69 years -0.17 ng/ml/cm 3 ; 79 years -0.19 ng/ml/cm 3 ) in order to reduce the number of false positive results in PSAD grey zone (0.10 -0.20).
doi:10.2298/aci0504077a pmid:16673601 fatcat:6c5jzmsjhrhtte3zvi2cdkar2q