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Published online 2012 March 31. doi: 10.1186/1471-2288-12-40

Table 3

Mean differences in CRP and SAA values measured by the two analytical assays (nepholometry and ELISA) in COPD patients and healthy controls

Entire cohort
(n = 133)
COPD
(n = 88)
Controls
(n = 45)
p value*
CRP (mg/L)2.7 (9.4)3.9 (11.1)0.4 (4.1)0.009
SAA (mg/L)0.31 (14.3)1.2 (17.2)-1.4 (5.9)NS

NS, not significant

* p value calculated by unpaired Student's t test.