International Journal of Hepatology / 2019 / Article / Tab 4

Research Article

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

Table 4

Cut-off values for serum ascites gradients and ascitic fluid: Total protein, Albumin, Total Cholesterol, Triglycerides, HDL Cholesterol, and LDL Cholesterol between Malignant vs. Nonmalignant groups and Cirrhotic vs. Noncirrhotic groups.

ParameterMalignant vs. NonmalignantCirrhotic vs. Noncirrhotic
Cut-off valueSensitivitySpecificityCut-off valueSensitivitySpecificity

Serum Ascites Total Protein Gradient≤ 410052.5> 48087.5
Serum Ascites Albumin Gradient≤ 1.088570> 1.19077.5
Serum Ascites Total Cholesterol Gradient≤ 827545> 697560
Serum Ascites Triglyceride Gradient> 349025≤ 617055
Serum Ascites HDL Cholesterol Gradient≤ 13590> 116570
Serum Ascites LDL Cholesterol Gradient≤ 295067.5> 299052.5

Ascitic Fluid Total Protein> 3.39067.5≤ 29090
Ascitic Fluid Albumin> 1.79072.5≤ 0.89090
Ascitic Fluid Total Cholesterol> 519570≤ 299095
Ascitic Fluid Triglyceride> 495075≤ 397577.5
Ascitic Fluid HDL Cholesterol> 119075≤ 68075
Ascitic Fluid LDL Cholesterol> 348075≤ 98590