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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109
Volume 15, Issue 2, June 2015 pp 271-272
Study of serum ascites albumin gradient in classifying ascites with portal hypertension and ascites without portal hypertension
Deepali M Vaishnav
Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry, MGM Medical College, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, INDIA.
Ascitic fluid analysisis routinely done for finding out the type of ascites. In the present study we have analysed ascitic fluid to calculate serum ascites albumin gradient. This parameter helps us to find out whether ascites is with portal hypertension(PHT) or without PHT. Total 60 patients with ascites were analysed for SAAG and compared. The level of SAAG>1.1gm% is indicator of portal hypertension while SAAG level <1.1gm% is indicates the absence of portal hypertension.