Laboratory: Clinical Biochemistry
Test Name:
PERITONEAL FLUID (Biochemistry Specimen ID: PT)
Test Code: See Reference Values section below
Clinical Information:
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Collection Devices:
Specimen Required:
Peritoneal Fluid: 2.0 mL
Reference Values:
Delphic Code Test
Result          Unit Interpretation
TPFL Protein ≥ 25            g/L Exudate
    < 25 g/L Transudate
    < 10 g/L High Risk of Spontaneous Bacterial Peritonitis
    ≥ 10 g/L Low Risk of Spontaneous Bacterial Peritonitis
    < 25 g/L Nephrotic and Liver Ascites
    ≥ 25 g/L Cardiac Ascites
Serum-Fluid Albumin Difference < 11 g/L Nephrotic Ascites
BFL Bilirubin ≥ Serum Level μmol/L Bile Leakage
LDFL LD  > Upper limit 
of serum reference
  High Risk of Secondary Bacterial Peritonitis
LPFL Lipase ≥ Serum Level U/L Pancreatic Extravasation
CRFL Creatinine 144 - 884 μmol/L Urine Extravasation
    > 1.0   Fluid Creatinine: Serum Ratio
GFL Glucose < Serum Levels mmol/L High Risk of Spontaneous Bacterial Peritonitis
TGFL Triglyceride >2.26 mmol/L Likelihood of Chylous Ascites
  Fluid-Serum Triglyceride ratio >1.0   Likelihood of Chylous Ascites
Daily at Health Sciences Centre, St. Boniface Hospital and Westman Lab. Other locations dependent on lab shipments to reference labs.
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