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what does high co2 mean in a blood test

A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
How elevated?: 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

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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Not a problem: The CO2 you're referring to (in a venous blood sample) is actually a measurement of "carbon dioxide combining power" and not carbon dioxide. It indica ... Read More
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A 77-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tambi Jarmi
22 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
It is the HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide): Hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) causes intravascular volume depletion and elevated co2. Discuss with your pcp to change it and no need for any testing.
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
A little low: The carbon dioxide means nothing but your absolute lymphocyte count might be of interest if you have any other signs of illness. It's a number that fl ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
47 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Lab results: The lab results you mention, low creatinine high and egfr is low are consistent with a person with chronic kidney disease. The co2 in chronic kidney d ... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Normal: 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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Carbon dioxide...: In copd, if you are unable to effectively breathe, your carbon dioxide level would be high. If your oxygen level is low, one compensation is to increa ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Low CO2...: COPD is a chronic lung disease. If your carbon dioxide level is low, it means you are breathing deeper and/or faster and you are "blowing off" your ca ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience Endocrinology
Electrolytes: It is more likely that the diarrhea did this than the lisinopril. Presumably your kidneys are normal (normal creatinine).
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience Internal Medicine
Not specific: but suggestive of infectious mononucleosis
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