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Abbreviated Light's Criteria: Sensitivity and Specificity

Introduction: None written. Excerpt from the entry in Exudative Pleural Effusion:
any one of the following:

1) pleural protein / serum protein > 0.5

2) pleural LDH / serum LDH > 0.6

(i.e. dropping the pleural LDH vs upper limit of normal serum LDH)

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Exudative Pleural Effusion

96.1% sensitive, 78.8% specific