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Peritoneal fluid analysis

Peritoneal fluid analysis

Peritoneal fluid analysis: A peritoneal fluid analysis is a test used to determine if the fluid between the membranes lining the abdominal space contains an abundance of certain proteins, abnormal (cancer) cells, or certain types of blood cells; fluid is collected with a needle inserted into the abdomen (by abdominal tap) and sent to the laboratory for inspection.

Symptoms Associated with Peritoneal fluid analysis

These symptoms may be diagnosed by, screened for, or associated with Peritoneal fluid analysis:

Diseases Associated with Peritoneal fluid analysis

These diseases or medical conditions may be diagnosed by, screened for, or associated with Peritoneal fluid analysis:

  • Peritonitis (high white blood cell count)
  • Tuberculosis (milk-colored fluid)
  • Cancer of the peritoneal space (milk-colored fluid)
  • Dialysis-associated peritonitis
  • Gallbladder problem (bile in the fluid)
  • Injury (blood in the fluid)

Basic Information: Peritoneal fluid analysis

Disease or Condition count: 0; see list of conditions below. These are the diseases or medical conditions in which the medical test 'Peritoneal fluid analysis' may be involved.

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