Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Infectious Diseases / 2009 / Article / Tab 3

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 3

Descriptive statistics of procalcitonin (PCT) as an admission biomarker for bacteremia in 41 travellers who had a confirmed bacterial cause of fever and a blood-culture done on admission. Data are given as proportion [95% confidence interval].

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

Positive predictive value
Negative predictive value

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