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my son had blood work completed. the anion gap is 2. he is 7 and does have ulcerative colitis. should i be worried about the anion gap being low?

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Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Pediatrics 38 years experience
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 ordered labs to determine if albumin was also examined. Review full panel of lab tests with the doctor who ordered labs.

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