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Light's Criteria: Sensitivity and Specificity

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

1) pleural protein / serum protein > 0.5

2) pleural LDH / serum LDH > 0.6

3) pleural LDH > 2/3 * upper limit of normal serum LDH

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Exudative Pleural Effusion

98.3% sensitive, 76.1% specific