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Table 1 Laboratory values for the pleural fluid collected from the three effusions our patient manifested.

From: A patient on RIPE therapy presenting with recurrent isoniazid-associated pleural effusions: a case report

  1st Effusion 2nd Effusion 3rd Effusion
Color Red Red Yellow
Red blood cells (×10 9 /L) 57.25 107 5.575
White blood cells (×10 9 /L) 2.075 0.219 0.17
Neutrophils 11% 1% 1%
Lymphocytes 78% 41% 96%
Monocytes 11% 55% 2%
Eosinophils 0% 3% 1%
pH 7.81 - -
Albumin (g/dL) 2.1 - -
Amylase (U/L) - - 67
Glucose (mg/dL) 257 212 125
Protein (g/dL) 4.2 3.3 3.3
Lactate dehydrogenase (IU/L) 104 200 224
Triglyceride (mg/dL) - - 21
Complement (CH50) - - 10
Adenosine deaminase (U/L) - - 23.8
ANA Titer - - <1:40
Serum lactate dehydrogenase (IU/L) 159 - -
Serum Protein (g/dL) 6.2 - -
  1. Note: Dash (-) indicates that the test was not performed on the sample in question.