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Table 2 Interrelationship of procalcitonin and other measured laboratory parameters

From: Marked increase of procalcitonin after the administration of anti-thymocyte globulin in patients before hematopoietic stem cell transplantation does not indicate sepsis: a prospective study

  Procalcitonin
r Baseline Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5
Baseline values of       
CRP 0.04 0.17 0.06 0.29 0.32 0.03
BILI 0.04 0.35 0.23 0.09 0.21 0.13
GGT 0.03 0.22 0.07 0.22 0.19 0.02
ALT 0.10 0.14 0.17 0.07 0.21 0.07
GFR 0.12 0.32 0.08 0.04 0.09 0.16
Urea 0.11 0.22 0.31 0.25 0.43 0.19
CREAT 0.25 0.18 0.24 0.21 0.32 0.17
  1. All measured significance levels are greater than 5% (n = 26, Spearman rank correlation test, r). Baseline = initial/pretreatment value. ALT, alanin aminotransferase; BILI, bilirubin; CREAT, creatinine; CRP, C-reactive protein; GFR, glomerular filtration rate; GGT, gamma-glutamyl transferase.