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Table 2 Patient demographics and clinical characteristics

From: Functional protease profiling with reporter peptides in serum specimens of colorectal cancer patients: demonstration of its routine diagnostic applicability

  Diagnosis CEA [μg/l] CRP [mg/l] Sex Age
Classification Disease n Mean SD Mean SD Male Female Mean SD
HC not reported 30 3,3 1,3 3,3 2 10 20 50,0 9,4
IC tissue damage 13 2,8 1,4 146,9 61 19 11 68,9 12,2
  pneumonia 7         
  UTI 4         
  IBD 2         
  pancreatitis 2         
  sepsis 2         
TU CRC 30 597,6 1014,7 10,9 7 14 16 66,2 10,4
  1. HC; healthy controls. IC; inflammatory controls. TU; tumor patients. UTI; urinary tract infection. IBD; inflammatory bowel disease. Reference range of CEA: <5 μg/l. Reference range of CRP: <5 mg/l.