Peritoneal fluid analysis (Ascitic Fluid Analysis) is a complex procedure involving collection of fluid from the peritoneal space for diagnosing purposes. Peritoneal space refers to the area carrying the gastrointestinal organs or that which separates organs from the abdominal wall. Peritoneal cavity secretes around 50 mL of fluid acting as a lubricant. However, if doctors suspect abnormal fluid collection, peritoneal fluid analysis is ordered.
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The abnormal fluid build up in the peritoneal section is known as ascites; and therefore, the test can also be referred to ascitic fluid analysis. Liver disorders mostly lead to ascites. Abdominal pain, bloating, shortness of breath are few of the common symptoms of ascitic fluid accumulation. Patients reporting similar symptoms are ordered to undergo this test.
Undergoing peritoneal fluid analysis involves administration of local anesthesia that can numb the abdominal region. Once this is done, your doctor will inject a long needle in the peritoneal cavity of abdomen. Now you will not feel the pain as local anesthesia is already administered. The required fluid is then squeezed out and collected in a tube attached to needle.
The procedure may require around 45 to 60 minutes if the doctor feels the need of collecting large amount of sample. Once it is done, the punctured area will be neatly covered by your doctor. You may return to usual activities from the following day of procedure. If you experience high fever, abdominal cramps or bleeding, report to your doctor immediately.
Doctors perform a number of tests on the ascite collected. Some of the common tests look for liver and gall bladder troubles, internal bleeding, kidney troubles or inflammation. Therefore, you may have to wait for a couple of days to receive your peritoneal fluid analysis report.