Canis ISSN: 2398-2942 Peritoneal fluid: urine Contributor(s): Vetstream Ltd Overview Sampling Tests Result Data Overview Presence of urine in peritoneal cavity indicates leakage from the urinary tract. Causes a urine peritonitis. Sampling This article is available in full to registered subscribers Sign up now to purchase a 30 day trial, or Login Tests Methodologies Biochemical test for creatinine level relative to serum creatinine level Blood biochemistry: creatinine. Gross appearance of sample. Cytology Peritoneal fluid: cytology , cell count Peritoneal fluid: differential cell count and protein measures Peritoneal fluid: protein. Availability Widely available at commercial laboratories. Result Data This article is available in full to registered subscribers Sign up now to purchase a 30 day trial, or Login Further ReadingPublicationsRefereed papers Recent references from VetMed Resource and PubMed. Steyn P F et al (1993) Radiographic, epidemiologic, and clinical aspects of simultaneous pleural and peritoneal effusions in dogs and cats: 48 cases (1982-1991). JAVMA 202(2), 307-312 PubMed. Tyler R D et al (1989) Evaluation of pleural and peritoneal effusions. Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract 19(4), 743-768 PubMed.