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Calculating the Serum Anion Gap Including Anions in Low Concentrations

Specialty:

Endocrinology, Nutrition & Dermatology
Clinical Laboratory
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care

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Description:

Normally the serum anion gap is calculated using the main serum electrolytes. Inclusion of measurable anions present in low concentration can help identify the true gap caused by unmeasured anions.

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