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At a Glance
Why Get Tested?
To help diagnose the cause of peritonitis, an inflammation of the membrane lining the abdomen, and/or peritoneal fluid accumulation, where fluid builds up in the abdomen or around internal organs (called ascites)
When to Get Tested?
When you have abdominal pain and swelling, nausea, and/or fever and your healthcare practitioner suspects you have peritonitis or ascites
A peritoneal fluid sample obtained by inserting a needle into the abdominal cavity
Test Preparation Needed?
You will be asked to empty your bladder prior to sample collection.