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What does it mean that the fluid taken from my chest was bright yellow?
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Dr. Matt Malkin
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The fluid will get sent for laboratory analysis and pathology.
These should help identify the cause of the effusion. Only your doctor can tie the facts together in your case. The yellow color is probably due to protein. Plasma and Albumin look similar.

In brief: Varies
The fluid will get sent for laboratory analysis and pathology.
These should help identify the cause of the effusion. Only your doctor can tie the facts together in your case. The yellow color is probably due to protein. Plasma and Albumin look similar.
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