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Table 3 Sepsis patients’ laboratory values

From: The cut-off levels of procalcitonin and C-reactive protein and the kinetics of mean platelet volume in preterm neonates with sepsis

  EONS n = 98 LONS n = 106 p Proven sepsis n = 98 Clinical sepsis n = 106 p
Platelet 1 × 103/mm3
med (min-max)
227.0 (40.0–442.0) 220.0 (23.0–601.0) 0.473 234.0 (23.0–498.0) 221.0 (40.0–601.0) 0.435
Platelet 2 × 103/mm3
med (min-max)
192.0 (13.0–649.0) 223.0 (13.0–661.0) 0.008 209.5 (13.0–661.0) 212.5 (27.0–649.0) 0.036
CRP 1 mg/L
med (min-max)
10.6 (0.0–200.0) 20.5 (0.0–170.0) 0.113 20.5 (0.6–170.0) 8.25 (10.0–200.0) 0.001
CRP 2 mg/L
med (min-max)
3.6 (0.0–203.0) 6.2 (0.0–219.0) 0.075 5.4 (0.0–219.0) 3.8 (0.0–203.0) 0.103
PCT 1 ng/ml
med (min-max)
9.6 (0.0–200.0) 10.1 (0.1–109.5) 0.107 18.0 (0.0–200.0) 1.6 0.0–200.0) < 0.001
PCT 2 ng/ml
med (min-max)
2.5 (0.1–200.0) 1.8 (0.1–200.0) 0.131 8.8 (0.1–120.0) 1.2 (0.1–120.0) < 0.001
MPV 1 fL
med (min-max)
8.0 (6.5–11.9) 8.9 (5.9–12.1) < 0.001 8.5 (6.6–12.1) 8.3 (5.9–11.9) 0.239
MPV 2 fL
med (min-max)
8.9 (6.7–11.2) 9.4 (6.3–13.5) 0.012 9.5 (6.7–11.8) 8.7 (6.3–13.5) < 0.001
  1. EONS Early neonatal sepsis, LONS Late onset neonatal sepsis, CRP C-reactive protein, PCT Procalcitonin, MPV Mean platelet volume