Lab Case 28 + ECG of the Week

The venous blood gas below is from a 29 yr old male who presented complaining of vomiting, dizziness and felling ‘vague’.

You can also check out the patient’s ECG over at our ‘ECG of the Week’ blog here:

Venous Blood Gas

pH                 7.681      (7.36-7.44)

pCO2            55.3        (35 – 45 mmHg)

pO2               28.6

HCO3            65.4         ( 22 –  26 mmol/l)

BE                 40.6          (-2 – 2)

Hb                 144           (g/L)

Na                 133           (137 – 145 mmol/l)

K                    4.5           (3.3 – 5 mmol/l)

Cl                 Too low to give result     (99 – 111 mmol/l)

Glu                 8.1            (4 -6 mmol/l)

Lac                 14.9             (< 1.0 mmol/l)

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