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Table 1 Sensitivity and specificity of selected biomarkers for the diagnosis of sepsis

From: Recognizing and managing sepsis: what needs to be done?

  Sensitivity Specificity
(95% confidence interval) (95% confidence interval)
C-reactive protein [58] 0.75 0.67
(0.62–0.84) (0.56–0.77)
Procalcitonin [25] 0.77 0.79
(0.72–0.81) (0.74–0.84)
STREM-1 [59] 0.79 0.8
(0.65–0.89) (0.69–0.88)