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Table 1 Laboratory tests on admission

From: Native valve endocarditis due to Escherichia coli infection: a case report and review of the literature

Hematology   Normal range
 White blood cellsa 11,400/mm3 3300–8600/mm3
 Red blood cells 422 × 104/mm3 386–492 × 104/mm3
 Hemoglobin 13.2 g/dL 11.6–14.8 g/dL
 Hematocrit 41.2% 35.1–44.4%
 Platelets 19.8 × 104/mm3 15.8–34.8 × 104/mm3
Biochemistry
 Total proteina 5.5 g/dL 6.6–8.1 g/dL
 Albumina 2.8 g/dL 4.1–5.1 g/dL
 Total bilirubin 0.9 mg/dL 0.4–1.5 mg/dL
 ASTa 242 U/L 13–30 U/L
 ALTa 127 U/L 7–23 U/L
 LDHa 274 U/L 124–222 U/L
 γ-GTPa 679 U/L 9–32 U/L
 CPK 43 U/L 41–153 U/L
 Amylase 45 U/L 44–132 U/L
 Blood urea nitrogena 38 mg/dL 8–20 mg/dL
 Creatininea 1.24 mg/dL 0.46–0.79 mg/dL
 Uric acida 9.0 mg/dL 2.6–5.5 mg/dL
 Sodium 141 mEq/L 138–145 mEq/L
 Potassiuma 2.5 mEq/L 3.6–4.8 mEq/L
 Chloride 102 mE/L 101–108 mEq/L
 Glucose 102 mg/dL 73–109 mg/dL
 Hemoglobin A1c 5.5% < 5.8%
 C-reactive proteina 22.5 mg/dL < 0.15 mg/dL
 BNPa 112.6 pg/mL < 18.5 pg/mL
Blood coagulation tests
 PT-INR 1.02 0.85–1.15
Serology
 HBsAg Negative Negative
 HCV-RNA Negative Negative
 Anti-HAV IgM Ab Negative Negative
 Anti-HIV Ab Negative Negative
  1. Abbreviations: AST aspartate aminotransferase, ALT alanine aminotransferase, LDH lactate dehydrogenase, γ-GTP gamma-glutamyltranspeptidase, CPK creatine phosphokinase, BNP brain natriuretic peptide, PT-INR international normalized ratio of prothrombin time, HBsAg surface antigen of hepatitis B virus, HCV-RNA ribonucleic acid of hepatitis C virus, Anti-HAV IgM Ab anti-hepatitis A virus immunoglobulin M antibody, Anti-HIV Ab anti-human immunodeficiency virus antibody
  2. aThese values are outside the normal ranges