International Journal of Hepatology / 2019 / Article / Tab 3

Research Article

Diagnostic Utility of Serum Ascites Lipid and Protein Gradients in Differentiation of Ascites

Table 3

Area under the ROC curve analysis for serum ascites gradients and ascitic fluid: Total protein, Albumin, Total Cholesterol, Triglycerides, HDL Cholesterol, LDL Cholesterol between Malignant vs. Nonmalignant groups and Cirrhotic vs. Noncirhhotic groups.

ParameterMalignant vs. NonmalignantCirrhotic vs. Noncirrhotic
Area Under CurveAsymptotic SignificanceAsymptotic 95% Confidence IntervalArea Under CurveAsymptotic SignificanceAsymptotic 95% Confidence Interval
Lower BoundUpper BoundLower BoundUpper Bound

Serum Ascites Total Protein Gradient0.1630.0010.0630.2620.9050.0010.8200.990
Serum Ascites Albumin Gradient0.2240.0010.0960.3510.8590.0010.7580.959
Serum Ascites Total Cholesterol Gradient0.4340.4100.2850.5840.6990.0130.5650.832
Serum Ascites Triglyceride Gradient0.5090.9060.3580.6610.4500.5300.2950.605
Serum Ascites HDL Cholesterol Gradient0.4140.2790.2540.5740.6480.0630.4940.802
Serum Ascites LDL Cholesterol Gradient0.4250.3470.2720.5780.7050.0100.5740.836

Ascitic Fluid Total Protein0.7820.0010.6650.8980.0490.0010.0000.099
Ascitic Fluid Albumin0.8040.0010.6940.9140.0510.0010.0000.105
Ascitic Fluid Total Cholesterol0.8680.0010.7780.9580.0290.0010.0000.067
Ascitic Fluid Triglyceride0.5840.2900.4300.7390.1960.0010.0840.309
Ascitic Fluid HDL Cholesterol0.8730.0010.7770.9690.1820.0010.0700.294
Ascitic Fluid LDL Cholesterol0.7940.0010.6660.9220.0690.0010.0050.133