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Test Findings

Reduced Ascitic Fluid Glucose

April 24th, 2019


The glucose concentration of ascitic fluid is normally very similar to the serum glucose.
  • Significance

  • Low glucose in ascitic fluid is suggestive of consumption in the setting of bacterial / tuberculous peritonitis or malignancy; however the sensitivity and specificity of this finding are low.
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