Table 1

Blood laboratory value comparisons from admission, day 21 and day 24 of hospital stay

VariablesAdmissionDay 20Day 24Reference
Haemoglobin (g/L)1239898114–150
White cell count (×109/L)–11.2
Lymphocytes (×109/L)–3.6
Platelets (×109/L)290329415135–400
Mean cell volume (fL)97.996.696.783.5–99.5
D-dimer (µg/L)235527797693<500
Fibrinogen (g/L)6.65.807.271.90–4.30
Prothrombin time (s)1312.714.512.8–17.4
Activated partial thromboplastin time (s)26.226.432.725.0–35.0
Sodium (mmol/L)138140140133–146
Potassium (mmol/L)–5.3
Urea (mmol/L)–7.8
Creatinine (µmol/L)53324355–110
C-reactive protein (mg/L)242612450.0–5.0
Procalcitonin (µg/L)0.80.05<0.5
  • Categories in bold delineate values that have been deranged on any of the 3 days.

  • Blank fields mean blood marker was not tested on that day.