U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 47-year-old male asked:

I had a blood test run. my chloride was high 107and my carbon dioxide was low 13. everything else was normal. should i be concerned about the those abnormal numbers?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Ask ordering doctor: Numbers are just numbers, so the significance of them must be looked at in the context of a patient's real-life situation. The first thing a doctor considers is why somebody did a lab test, under what circumstances, and in association with what symptoms? Having a lower "carbon dioxide" in the blood means having less bicarbonate and more acid (more H+ ion), but there are many possible reasons.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Last updated Jan 8, 2020

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.