Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Infectious Diseases / 2009 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

Procalcitonin as a Biomarker for a Bacterial Infection on Hospital Admission: A Critical Appraisal in a Cohort of Travellers with Fever after a Stay in (Sub)tropics

Table 2

(a) Descriptive statistics of procalcitonin (PCT) as an admission biomarker for a confirmed bacterial cause of fever in all 157 travellers. Data are given as proportion [95% confidence interval].

PCT testCutoff 0.5 ng /mLCutoff 2.0 ng/mL Cutoff 10 ng/mL

Sensitivity
Specificity
Positive predictive value
Negative predictive value

(b) Descriptive statistics of procalcitonin (PCT) as an admission biomarker for a confirmed bacterial cause of fever in all 157 travellers if all patients with a likely infection ( ) were assumed to also have a confirmed bacterial infection. Data are given as proportion [95% confidence interval].

PCT testCutoff 0.5 ng /mLCutoff 2.0 ng /mL Cutoff 10 ng /mL

Sensitivity
Specificity
Positive predictive value
Negative predictive value

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