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Table 2 Correlation between serum and pleural fluid NGAL levels and constant variables

From: A novel biomarker in the diagnosis of parapneumonic effusion: neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin

  Serum NGAL Pleural fluid NGAL
  Spearman’s correlation coefficient (r=) p Spearman’s correlation coefficient (r=) p
Age 0.109 0.337 0.093 0.410
CRP 0.473 <0.001 0.293 0.008
WBC 0.579 <0.001 0.445 <0.001
Neutrophils 0.504 <0.001 0.433 0.001
Sedimentation rate 0.347 0.002 0.107 0.347
LDH 0.457 <0.001 0.278 0.038
Creatinine 0.220 0.050 0.080 0.480
Pleural leukocytes 0.286 0.036 0.075 0.589
Pleural neutrophils 0.471 0.003 0.089 0.596
Pleural NGAL 0.366 0.001