Tuberculous Pleural Effusions - Tests and Biomarkers
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Tuberculous Pleural Effusions - Tests and Biomarkers
Age + fever + red blood cells + ADA - Very high sensitivity, high specificity
ADA + IFN-y + NAAT - Increase in sensitivity and specificity compared with each separate method
Duration of symptoms + protein + leukocyte count + lymphocytes % + ADA - High sensitivity and specificity
ADA + lymphocyte/neutrophil ratio - High sensitivity and specificity

ADA: adenosine deaminase; IFN: interferon; NAAT: nucleic acid amplification test. 

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Dr. Gerald Diaz
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