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Table 4 Biomarkers blood levels according to primary sites of infections in patients with diagnosis of infection (sepsis, severe sepsis or septic shock) at time 0.a

From: Diagnostic and prognostic value of presepsin in the management of sepsis in the emergency department: a multicenter prospective study

  Urinary tract Lung Abdomen Other sites P value
  Mean (95% CI)  
Presepsin (pg/ml) 2,791.4 (1,032.6 to 4,550.2) 3,818.8 (2,434.5 to 5,291) 3,667.1
(607.1 to 6,746.7)
6,542.2 (1,141.1 to 11,047.4) 0.94
PCT (ng/ml) 17.13
(6.3 to 27.9)
6.37
(5.6 to 17.5)
14.5 (1 to 28.1) 10.6
(0.2 to 21.1)
0.29
  1. aCI: confidence interval; PCT: procalcitonin. Other sites correspond to central nervous system, central venous catheter-related, skin and oral infections.