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Routine blood and urine labs all normal except CO2 of 33 (reference range 21-32). Any reason to be concerned with this one "abnormal" result?

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Dr. Stuart Winkler
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: Alkalosis

CO2 goes up in the blood if you are dehydrated and have vomited, have severe lung disease such as emphysema, have low potassium, are on diuretics or antacids or are leaking acid into the urine due to various hormonal problems.
The slight increase in your CO2 is insignificant and I do not think it is any thing to worry about.

In brief: Alkalosis

CO2 goes up in the blood if you are dehydrated and have vomited, have severe lung disease such as emphysema, have low potassium, are on diuretics or antacids or are leaking acid into the urine due to various hormonal problems.
The slight increase in your CO2 is insignificant and I do not think it is any thing to worry about.
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