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Why do they check bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) level?

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Dr. Kalyani Perumal
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: Acid-base handling

Bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) is the one of the major buffers for acids consumed (diet) and produced by our body( metabolism).
Checking bicarb level gives insight to acid-base handing by the body particularly kidney regulation.

In brief: Acid-base handling

Bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) is the one of the major buffers for acids consumed (diet) and produced by our body( metabolism).
Checking bicarb level gives insight to acid-base handing by the body particularly kidney regulation.
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