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Table 1 Analysis of pleural fluid

From: Cystic angiomatosis, pleural effusion and multiple bone lesions mimicking a metastatic malignant neoplasia: a case report

Test Value Test Value
pH 8.5 Total proteins 5.3 g/dl
Density 1.015 Lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) 221 IU/L
Color/aspect Yellow/turbid Pleural fluid protein/protein serum 0,74
Nucleated cells 10/mm3 Pleural LDH/serum LDH 1,09
Red blood cells 60/mm3 Glucose 125 mg/dl
Leukocytes - lymphocytes 100% Bacterioscopy Leukocytes and rare epithelial cells
Mesothelial cells, histiocytes, neutrophils, eosinophils Absent BK and Xpert MTB/RIF tests Negative
Amylase 55 IU/L Oncotic cytology Negative for atypical cells
  1. BK BK virus, Gene Xpert MTB/RIF Rapid molecular method based on the polymerase chain reaction for the detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis with resistance to rifampin