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  Ascites Albumin Gradient

 
SAAG = SerumAlbumin - AscitesAlbumin

 
Input:
 
Serum Albumin  
Ascites Albumin  
Result:
 
SAAG  
 
Decimal Precision  

 
     

 
  SAAG Interpretation

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

 
 
Notes

 
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. PMID: 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 Units
Serum Albumin 1751-7 : gm/dL      
Ascites Albumin 1749-1 : gm/dL      
SAAG 63549-0 : gm/dL      

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

 
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