Test Findings
Test Findings
 

WBC in Pleural Fluid

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White Blood Cells

    • Causes of WBC in Pleural Fluid

    • Infection - parapneumonic effusion, TB
    • Autoimmune disease
    • Malignancy
    • Interpretation

    • >50% neutrophils - parapneumonic effusion, PE, pancreatitis
    • >80% lymphocytes - TB or lymphoma
    • >10% eosinophils - pneumothorax, haemothorax, drug reaction, Churg-Strauss
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