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what is anion gap in blood work

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 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rashed Hasan
31 years experience Pediatrics
High tCO2: make sure your potassium is normal I would repeat it in a week and make sure they are closer to normal
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Atul Singh
28 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
AG: 18 is high. Normal AG is 10-12, it is your measured albumin times 3. What was your bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) ? Do you have a medical history of ... Read More
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
See below: Do you have any symptoms? Why was the test done? All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
38 years experience Pediatrics
Low anion gap: Anion gap can be low due to decreased albumin in the blood. High plasma IgG can also be the cause of low anion gap. Need to followup with doctor who o ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Anion gap 14: Anion gap examimes possible acid accumulations. Anion gap of 14 is minimally elevated. If serum CO2 is less than 22, then more evaluation is needed. ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
25 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Reason for concern: You have low Albumin and protein, this is not a matter that should go unexplained. You are either not producing enough Albumin or you are loosing prot ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adrian Baudy IV
12 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Not your Bicarb: The only thing abnormal is your serum bicarb, normally listed as you carbon dioxide on your serum chemistry. Your's is high which can be indicative of ... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Prediabetes: Hi. That A1c is above normal, & if that glucose is FASTING, it is too (it's not abnormal if it's not fasting). They demonstrate "prediabetes", the ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Need more info: 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 male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Blood: It's of zero value in urine, which is loaded with sulfates and phosphates and urates and whatever else.

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