Lab case 156 – Interpretation

27 year old with GCS 7 but haemodynamically stable presents with Continue reading

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Lab Case 1

Describe and interpret this arterial blood gas:

History: 45y male found in his garage. Brought in by ambulance with altered mental state.  His arterial blood gas on arrival (FiO2 = 0.21%):

pH 6.90                                                                Na 153

pCO2 20                                                               K 4.1

pO2 115                                                                Cl 109

HCO3 4.0                                                              Glucose 5.2

COHb <1.0%                                                         Urea 5.5

Ethanol <0.01%                                                      Osmolality  335

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