Distinguishing Transudate vs Exudate in Pleural, Pericardial & Peritoneal Fluids
|To decide if the body fluid is a transudate or exudate.|
Body fluids are often initially classified as an exudate or as a transudate. Transudates are seen in heart failure and other abnormalities of tissue pressure, such as low oncotic pressure. Exudates are seen in inflammatory, traumatic and neoplastic disorders.
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