ASCITIC FLUED ROUTINE & MICROSCOPIC
Why to get tested?
To help diagnose the cause of peritonitis and/or peritoneal fluid accumulation (called ascites)
When to get tested?
When a doctor suspects that someone with abdominal pain and swelling, nausea, and/or fever has a condition associated with inflammation of the peritoneum (peritonitis) or peritoneal fluid accumulation
What sample needed?
A peritoneal fluid sample obtained by inserting a needle into the abdominal cavity
What preparation I need before test?
You will be asked to empty your bladder prior to sample collection.