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Table 3 Performance of delta neutrophil index and other laboratory markers in differentiating between the presence and absence of severe sepsis/septic shock

From: Delta neutrophil index as an early marker of disease severity in critically ill patients with sepsis

Variables Cut-off level Sensitivity
(%)
Specificity
(%)
Positive predictive value (%) Negative predictive value (%)
DNI 6.5% 81.3% 91% 88.6% 84.7%
WBC 16590/mm3 45.8% 69.1% 56.4% 59.4%
ANC 14100/mm3 45.8% 72.7% 59.4% 60.6%
Lactate 2.1 mmol/L 76.7% 57.1% 61.1% 73.7%
CRP 15.4 mg/dL 59.6% 66% 62.2% 63.5%
  1. DNI, delta neutrophil index; WBC, white blood cell count; ANC, absolute neutrophil count; CRP, C-reactive protein.