Peritoneal Fluid Analysis
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Ascites fluid analysis.
To evaluate and classify the type of fluid within the peritoneal cavity to assist with diagnosis of cancer, infection, necrosis, and perforation.
Peritoneal fluid collected in a red- or green-top (heparin) tube for amylase, glucose, and alkaline phosphatase; lavender-top (EDTA) tube for cell count; sterile containers for microbiology specimens; fluid in a clear container with anticoagulant for cytology. Ensure that there is an equal amount of fixative and fluid in the container for cytology.
(Method: Spectrophotometry for glucose, amylase, and alkaline phosphatase; automated or manual cell count, macroscopic examination of cultured organisms, and microscopic examination of specimen for microbiology and cytology; microscopic examination of cultured microorganisms)
|Peritoneal Fluid||Reference Value|
|Amylase||Parallels serum values|
|Alkaline phosphatase||Parallels serum values|
|CEA||Parallels serum values|
|Glucose||Parallels serum values|
|Red blood cell count||None seen|
|White blood cell count||Less than 300 cells/microL|
|Acid-fast stain||No organisms seen|
|Gram stain||No organisms seen|
|Cytology||No abnormal cells seen|
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Bladh, Mickey Lynn., and Anne M. Van Leeuwen. "Peritoneal Fluid Analysis." Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests, 7th ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425372/all/Peritoneal_Fluid_Analysis.
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Peritoneal Fluid Analysis. Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. 7th ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425372/all/Peritoneal_Fluid_Analysis. Accessed April 21, 2019.
Bladh, M. L., & Van Leeuwen, A. M. (2017). Peritoneal Fluid Analysis. In Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425372/all/Peritoneal_Fluid_Analysis
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Peritoneal Fluid Analysis [Internet]. In: Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 April 21]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425372/all/Peritoneal_Fluid_Analysis.
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