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ID:328 Ascitic Fluid
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DescriptionGlucose and protein measurements are made on the fluid.
IndicationInvestigation of ascites (peritoneal effusion). Determination of transudate versus exudate.
Additional InfoProtein levels may vary widely in ascitic fluid of cirrhotic patients.
Concurrent Testsna
Dietary Requirementsna

InterpretationTransudates (e.g with cirrhosis or CCF) tend to have higher glucose and lower protein (< 20 g/L). Exudates (carcinoma) tend to have lower glucose and higher protein (> 20 g/L).

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IP Acute TAT- Contact Laboratory
IP Routine TAT3 hours
GP Acute TAT- Contact Laboratory
GP Routine TAT24 hours
Turnround CommentNA
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