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What are the tests for peritonitis?

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In brief: Examination

Physical examination by your doctor to determine degree of abdominal pain, fever, vomiting.
Blood tests may show signs of infection or elevated white blood cell count. Sometime x-ray such as ct scan. Sometimes surgery to identify and fix the problem. Sometimes needle retrieval of some peritonitis fluid to check for infection.

In brief: Examination

Physical examination by your doctor to determine degree of abdominal pain, fever, vomiting.
Blood tests may show signs of infection or elevated white blood cell count. Sometime x-ray such as ct scan. Sometimes surgery to identify and fix the problem. Sometimes needle retrieval of some peritonitis fluid to check for infection.
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