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Dr. Anthony Depalma
14 years experience Emergency Medicine
Depends: Very difficult to answer without specifics regarding the situation. Hopefully something of no concern though. A pneumonic for anion gap acidosis is MU ... Read More
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
How do you FEEL?: If you feel okay, I'd ignore it. Reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside on either end, as you have.

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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Not material: One point below normal is not clinically meaningful. If you do not have any symptoms, do not worry about a lab value. For good health - Have a diet ri ... Read More
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Ekizian
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No need for worry: The anion gap is calculated by subtracting serum concentrations of chloride and bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) ions from sodium. If it falls below 3 ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Reza Emami
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: the anion gap measures the acid base balance in your blood, the normal range is between 8 and 16, the equation is (sodium(NA+) + potassium(K+))-(cholo ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frances Ilozue
25 years experience Family Medicine
Unlikely to be RTA: Further evaluation with comprehensive history, physical exam and repeated labs are needed to determine the true significance of abnormal blood work re ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
32 years experience Family Medicine
Anion Gap: is a measurement of acids in the blood. It is calculated by the following formula: Na minus chloride + HCO3 According to my source 8 to 16 mEq/L is ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Not a concern: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff McFadden
24 years experience Family Medicine
Nothing.: It is of no concern if other labs normal. If you start or are having problems follow up with doctor to discuss solutions or other tests.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lewis Hassell
39 years experience Pathology
Statistics: Sounds like you're not sick and shouldn't worry. Because of the way tests are run and normal ranges are established, a small percentage of normal peop ... Read More
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