chest tube drainage types
- 0Nov 21, '08 by Heather91001I always forget what is the different between the different chest tube drainage (serous vs serosang). thanks!!
- 1Nov 21, '08 by NotReady4PrimeTime, RN Senior ModeratorSerous 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.