Table 1: Pericardial fluid analysis.

Pericardial fluidOur patientNormal

AppearanceHazyClear
ColorGolden yellowPale yellow
Glucose80 mg/dL106–159 mg/dL
LDH150 mg/dL276–517 mg/dL
Total protein5.5 g/dL2.8–4.8 g/dL
WBC510–5
Polymorphs73None
RBC1010–20
Mesothelial cellsFewNone
Adenosine deaminase4.7<9.2
Specific gravity1.035
Cholesterol68 mg/dL<55 mg/dL