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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
48 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Metabolic acidosis: A high anion gap acidosis, (h), is an acidosis with a low carbon dioxide (c) and a normal chloride. This low c indicates the presence of an organic ac ... Read More

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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
16+: Each lab has its own range of normals. Ag was a concept designed to help doctors figure out the source of acidosis, just a tool not a measure of how ... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
How high?: 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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Anion gap: Hi. The most common way to measure anion gap (AG) is to subtract the serum chloride concentration and the serum CO2 concentration from the serum sodiu ... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Depends: Why was the test done? What symptoms do you have? All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered th ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melissa Gowans
21 years experience Pediatrics
NotIfYouFeelWell: It's a little high but the usual causes for a delta gap of 1-2 (which is where your number falls) range is usually a lactic acidosis and in some circu ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fred Rincon
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Acidosis: It means there is too much acid in your blood at the expense of more negatively charged substances (anions) being consumed (bicarbonate (sodium bicarb ... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
14 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: Interpreting the anion gap really depends on clinical context. An anion gap of 5 could be normal in some people, but could also signify something lik ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
No: This means nothing. Reference ranges are arbitrarily set so that 5% or so of healthy folks fall outside.
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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
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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