Test Findings
 

Elevated Serum-Ascites Albumin Gradient

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Overview

  • Elevated SAAG (≥1.1 g/dL) is indicative of portal hypertension.
    • Causes of Ascites with Elevated SAAG

    • Cirrhosis
    • Cardiac ascites
    • Alcoholic hepatitis
    • Massive liver metastasis
    • Fulminant hepatic failure
    • Portal venous thrombosis
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