A member asked:

Routine labwork demonstrated agap of 17 with otherwise normal lab (co2 venous 20). what could be the cause?

A doctor has provided 1 answer

Depend on the big...: The big picture... lab results have little meaning unless a doctor sees the whole picture of what's going on with his patient. If a patient's result is out of range, the ordering doctor may or may not consider the result a problem, depending on the patient's previous results, her symptoms, and her medications, etc... A repeat test may tell whether or not there is a problem, and if yes, a reason.

Answered 10/12/2019



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