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Table 2 Sensitivity and specificity for selected thresholds, based on model *DICS and compared to results by Roberts et al. [2] (for thresholds greater or equal to 500 ng/L, Roberts et al. performed no meta-analysis)

From: Modelling multiple thresholds in meta-analysis of diagnostic test accuracy studies

  New model Roberts et al. [2]
  point estimate [95 % confidence interval] point estimate [95 % confidence interval]
Threshold [ng/L] Sensitivity Specificity Sensitivity Specificity
100 0.94 [0.92, 0.95] 0.63 [0.53, 0.72] 0.95 [0.93, 0.96] 0.63 [0.52, 0.73]
226 0.84 [0.80, 0.87] 0.84 [0.77, 0.90] 0.85 [0.81, 0.88] 0.86 [0.79, 0.91]
500 0.64 [0.56, 0.71] 0.94 [0.90, 0.97] - -
1000 0.41 [0.31, 0.52] 0.98 [0.96, 0.99] - -