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Characteristics of Transudates and Exudate

Characteristics of Transudates and Exudate

Total Protein (g/dL)

Cell Count (cells/mL)

Transudate

<2.5

<1,500

Modified transudate

2.5–7.5

1,000–7,000

Exudate

>3.0

>7,000