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Table 3 Summary characteristics of diagnostic performance of pleural cholesterol levels and ratio of cholesterol in pleural fluid to cholesterol in serum

From: Can cholesterol be used to distinguish pleural exudates from transudates? evidence from a bivariate meta-analysis

Parameter Pleural cholesterol concentrations Pleural fluid to serum cholesterol ratio
Sensitivity 0.88 0.94
  (95CI: 0.84-0.92) (95CI: 0.92-0.96)
Specificity 0.96 0.87
  (95CI: 0.92-0.98) (95CI: 0.83-0.91)
PLR 20.31 7.46
  (95CI: 11.21-36.78) (95CI: 5.47-10.19)
NLR 0.12 0.07
  (95CI: 0.09-0.17) (95CI: 0.05-0.10)
DOR 167.06 107.74
  (95CI: 76.69-363.95) (95CI: 60.91-190.60)
PPP 84% 65%
PPN 3% 2%
AUC 0.97 0.97
  (95CI: 0.95-0.98) (95CI: 0.95-0.98)