Metabolic Acidosis: Low Arterial pH and Low Arterial H2CO3-
Renal failure from a variety of causes
GI h2co3 loss from diarrhea
Suggested Additional Lab Testing
Urinary ketones might be valuable to show increased ketoacids in uncontrolled diabetes.
Urinary changes that show impaired hydrogen excretion suggest renal failure.
Increased lactic acid in the blood is suggestive of tissue hypoxia.
Formic acid may be helpful in identifying methanol intoxication.
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