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Table 2 Clinical and laboratory characteristics on days 1 and 3

From: Diagnostic accuracy of procalcitonin in critically ill immunocompromised patients

Patient Characteristics
on days 1 and 3
Median (interquartile range)
Patients with
Bacterial Infection
n = 58
Patients without
Bacterial Infection
n = 61
Odds Ratio
(95% confidence interval)
P value
Clinical Characteristics     
Body temperature, °C Day 1 38.5 (37.2-39.2) 37.5 (36.4-37.5) 1.37 (1.06-1.78) 0.016
Body temperature, °C Day 3 37.4 (37-38.2) 37.2 (36.6-37.6) 1.26 (0.84-1.91) 0.27
Leukocyte count, × 109/L Day 1 4900 (1100-12800) 8200 (4500-13500) 1.0 (1.0-1.0) 0.13
Leukocyte count, × 109/L Day 3 7900 (1900-15525) 7400 (3550-12942) 1.0 (1.0-1.0) 0.57
Platelet count, × 109/L Day 1 92500 (21000-187000) 151000 (62000-277250) 1.0 (1.0-1.0) 0.014
Platelet count, × 109/L Day 3 83000 (30000-217750) 115000 (53000-325000) 1.0 (1.0-1.0) 0.1
Neutrophil count, × 109/L Day 1 3415 (300-8690) 4370 (2375-8320) 1.0 (0.99-1.0) 0.12
Fibrinogen (g/L) Day 1 5.06 (3.32-6.29) 3.90 (2.80-5.20) 1.19 (0.99-1.42) 0.052
Fibrinogen (g/L) Day 3 4.70 (3.82-7.35) 3.80 (3.02-5.60) 1.38 (1.0-1.0) 0.09
Lactate (mmol/L) Day 1 2.15 (1.3-4.5) 1.9 (1.37-2.83) 1.17 (0.99-1.38) 0.06
Lactate (mmol/L) Day 3 1.60 (1.23-2.25) 1.30 (0.97-1.78) 1.19 (0.69-2.05) 0.53
Procalcitonin (ng/ml) Day 1 4.42 (1.57-22.14) 0.26 (0.09-1.26) 1.05 (1.01-1.09) 0.005
Procalcitonin (ng/ml) Day 3 3.19 (1.17-16.13) 0.45 (0.10-1.69) 1.05 (1.01-1.09) 0.03