Table 2

Laboratory examinations

Parameter

Abbreviation

Method

Reference range


White blood cell count

WBC

Hematological Counter (Beckman-Coulter, Krefeld)

4.3 – 10.8 × 103/μl

Erythrocyte sedimentation rate

ESR

ESR tube (Sarstedt, Homburg)

< 10 mm/h

C-reactive protein

CRP

BN-2 (Behring, Marburg)

< 10 mg/l

Interleukin-6

IL-6

ELISA (R&D Systems, Minneapolis, U. S. A.)

< 5 pg/ml

Tumor necrosis factor-α

TNF-α

< 5 U/ml

Acid α1-glycoprotein

α1GP

Radial immunodiffusion, (Behring)

0.5 – 1.2 g/l

Endotoxin

ET

Limulus Amebocyt Lysate (Bio Whittaker, Walkersville, U. S. A.)

< 10 pg/ml


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