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Test Findings

Elevated Serum-Ascites Albumin Gradient

June 27th, 2019


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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