Anion gap

Author: Prof. Dr. med. Peter Altmeyer

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020

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Definition
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An anion gap is the difference between sodium, chloride and bicarbonate and is used to differentiate metabolic acidoses.

General information
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Standard values: The reference range is between 8 and 16 mmol/l

Pathologically increased: Uremia, alcoholism, lactic acidosis, intoxication with methanol or ethylene glucol, diabetic ketoacidosis.

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020