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Table 3 The diagnostic efficacy of serum PCT levels combined with WBC/PLT ratios for infections in cirrhotic patients

From: Measurement of serum procalcitonin levels for the early diagnosis of spontaneous bacterial peritonitis in patients with decompensated liver cirrhosis

Group PCT PCT + WBC/PLT
≥2 ng/mL <2 ng/mL Positive Negative
Infected (n = 94) 59 35 72 22
Non-infected (n = 35) 2 33 2 33
Sensitivity (%) 62.8 76.8
Specificity (%) 94.2 94.2
Positive predictive value (PPV, %) 96.7 97.8
Negative predictive value (NPV, %) 48.5 60