Ascitic Fluid
 

Ascitic Fluid Glucose

 
 
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Overview

  • 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.
Last updated on November 9th, 2017
 
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