Ascitic fluid (biochemistry)


Alternative names, keywords

Ascitic fluid protein and glucose, ascites.

Samples required

5 mL in gold-cap tube (for protein)

2 mL in grey-cap fluoride oxalate tube (for glucose)

For safe and efficient handling, samples must be received in Vacuette® evacuated sample tubes.

Test indications

Investigating cause of ascites.

Reference range


Turnaround time

1 day


Biochemistry (Automation)