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Table 2 Procalcitonin results in negative and positive blood cultures

From: In critically ill patients the procalcitonin level can be misleading

  Blood cultures (n)  
Procalcitonin at presentation Negative Positive Total (n)
<0.5 ng/ml 24 8 32
0.5 to 2.0 ng/ml 16 5 21
2.0 to 10.0 ng/ml 13 10 23
>10.0 ng/ml 12 13 25
Total 65 36 101