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Correction of the Observed Serum Anion Gap for Hypoalbuminemia

Specialty:

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

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

The serum anion gap needs to be adjusted for changes in serum albumin. Hypoalbuminemia can mask a significant metabolic acidosis.

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