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  Ascites Albumin Gradient

 
SAAG = SerumAlbumin - AscitesAlbumin

 
Input:
 
Serum Albumin  
Ascites Albumin  
Result:
 
SAAG  
 
Decimal Precision  

 
     
 
Include literature references: Yes   No

 
  SAAG Interpretation

 
SAAG (g/dL) <1.1: Consistent with carcinomatosis, tuberculosis, pancreatitis, serositis, or nephrosis
SAAG (g/dL) >=1.1: Consistent with portal hypertension, CHF or Budd-Chiari syndrome

 
 
Notes

 
Related Results
 
          
 

 
References
  1. Hou W, Sanyal AJ. Ascites: diagnosis and management. Med Clin North Am. 2009 Jul;93(4):801-17, vii. doi: 10.1016/j.mcna.2009.03.007. Review. PubMed ID: 19577115 PubMed Logo

 
Associated Medical Subject Headings [MeSH] Terms
 
         Ascites,   Ascitic Fluid,   Cardiac Output,   Combination,   Diet,   Disease Progression,   Diuretics,   Drug Therapy,   Furosemide,   Humans,   Hypertension,   Liver Cirrhosis,   Paracentesis,   Peritoneovenous Shunt,   Peritonitis,   Portal,   Portasystemic Shunt,   Prognosis,   Sodium-Restricted,   Spironolactone,   Splanchnic Circulation,   Transjugular Intrahepatic,   Vasodilation

 
Associated Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes [LOINC]
 
Parameter LOINC's and Suggested Units
Serum Albumin 1751-7 : g/dL      
Ascites Albumin 1749-1 : g/dL      
SAAG 63549-0 : g/dL      

 
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Associated ICD10-CM Codes
 
   K71.51Toxic liver disease with chronic active hepatitis with ascites
   R18.8Other ascites
   R18.0Malignant ascites
   K70.11Alcoholic hepatitis with ascites
   K70.31Alcoholic cirrhosis of liver with ascites
   K65.9Peritonitis, unspecified
   K74.69Other cirrhosis of liver
   K74.60Unspecified cirrhosis of liver
   K74.0Hepatic fibrosis

 
Associated ICD9-CM Codes
 
   789.5Ascites
   571.5Cirrhosis of liver nos
   567.9Peritonitis nos

 
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