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Test Findings

Reduced Serum-Ascites Albumin Gradient



  • Ascites with a low SAAG (<1.1 g/dL) is suggestive of a non-portal hypertension cause of ascites.
    • Causes of Ascites with Reduced SAAG

    • Infection - bacterial peritonitis, pancreatitis, TB
    • Malignancy
    • Nephrotic syndrome
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