Table 1

Median and Interquartile range (IQR) for the three tests

Test

Transudate (n = 44)

IQR

Exudate (n = 156)

IQR

P value *


SEAG (g/L)

93.5

33.8–122.5

308.5

171–692

0.0001

ALBR

0.49

0.42–0.62

0.77

0.63–0.85

0.0001

FLDH (IU/L)

98.5

76.8–127.5

344

216–695

0.0001


* Mann-Whitney U test

Joseph et al. BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2002 2:1   doi:10.1186/1471-2466-2-1

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