Lab Case 6

39 year old female presents with vomiting, diarrhoea and upper abdominal pain.

Vitals:

BP 100/60

PR 45/min

RR 20/min

T 36

Describe and Interpret

Hb 115                                                                           Na 143

RCC 3.5                                                                          K 2.2

PCV 0.32                                                                         Cl 115

PLT 279                                                                            HCO3 19

WCC 25       N 22.5                                                         Urea 3.5, Creat 64

Glu 6.7                                                                              AST 23

Bili 13                                                                                LDH 722

ALP 46                                                                              Lipase 1106

GGT 5

ALT 9

ALB 37

TP 62

see ECG of the Week for more on this case

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3 thoughts on “Lab Case 6

  1. Noticeably missing is the serum Mg++ value … (Please see my detailed Comment on John Larkin’s ECG of the Week”).

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    • Hi Ken, the Mg in this patient was 0.9

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  2. Thank you Yusuf for the follow-up. A serum K+ = 2.0 & serum Mg++ = 0.9 clearly explains the ECG abnormalities seen on John Larkin’s Case of the Week.

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