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Two Step Approach to Evaluation of Ascites Starting with the Serum-to-Ascites Albumin Gradient (SAAG) and White Blood Cell Count

Specialty:

Gastroenterology

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

Evaluation of ascitic fluid in two steps starting with serum-to-ascites albumin gradient and white cell count can be a cost effective approach. This allows separation of cirrhosis with uncomplicated ascites from other conditions requiring more tests for identification.

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