A 38-year-old female asked:
Blood test shows sodium 139, potassium 3.3 l, and chloride 109 h. what does this mean and should i be concerned? wbc/rbc is normal. anion gap 5.0
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Electrolytes: Your electrolyte balance is not perfectly normal. The chloride is high, as you note, and the anion gap is low. Bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) level is the other component of the anion gap - what is that value. Your potassium is low. Is this spontaneous or is it related to diet, diarrhea, vomiting, or a medication you did not report? Normal WBC and RBC is reassuring.
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