I always forget what is the different between the different chest tube drainage (serous vs serosang). thanks!!
Nov 21, '08
Serous fluid is clear, straw colour to almost orange. Serosang is a mixture of serous fluid and blood. Chest tube drainage can also be cloudy, which suggests a chylothorax or lymph leaking into the pleural space. This fluid will contain lots of WBCs and a high triglyceride level.