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Table 2 Serum PCT, CRP, and leukocyte in all study groups

From: Higher cut-off serum procalcitonin level for sepsis diagnosis in metastatic solid tumor patients

Sepsis biomarker Metastasis Non-metastasis
Sepsis Non-sepsis Sepsis Non-sepsis
n = 36 n = 35 n = 9 n = 32
Leukocyte, /μL, median (min–max) 19,500 (4160–67,600)** 8860 (2930–24,910) 13,830 (2050–48,340) 7730 (1100–22,680)
CRP, mg/L, median (min–max) 112.5 (16.2–259.3)** 13.6 (0.8–210.5) 143.1 (51–271.4) 5.8 (0.5–209.8)
PCT, ng/mL, median (min–max) 3.48 (0.66–189.4)** 0.25 (0.07–1.76)* 2.92 (1.1–921.4) 0.09 (0.03–0.54)
  1. Mann–Whitney test; *p < 0.05 vs. group non-metastasis non-sepsis; **p < 0.05 vs. group metastasis non-sepsis