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Distinguishing Urine from Ascitic or Pleural Fluid

Purpose:

To distinguish urine from ascitic or pleural fluid.

Specialty:

Hematology Oncology
Clinical Laboratory
Pulmonology & Critical Care
General Surgery & Anesthesiology
Nephrology, Urology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pedatrics, Genetics

Objective:

laboratory tests

ICD-10:

J98.4, N18.9

Description:

Urine has a high creatinine value, while body fluids tend to have levels comparable to that of serum.

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