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Sara Jackson

Hi Gail,

You’re right …
I stole this from clinician’s brief for the numbers.
Abdominal glucose level > 20 mg/dL lower than blood glucose level (dogs) **needs translation to mmo/l)**
– Peritoneal fluid lactate level > 2.5 mmol/L or a difference < -2 mmol/L between lactate levels in blood and peritoneal fluid (dogs)

The glucose is used as an energy source for the bacteria in the abdomen hence it gets low.