LOW BASE EXCESS BLOOD TEST LEVEL. What does lower than normal base escess test level mean?

Lower limit of base excess test is -3mEq/L.

The base excess test results show the amount of base present in the blood. The lower than normal results indicate the state of metabolic acidosis.

Metabolic acidosis usually involves excretion of bicarbonate or neutralization of bicarbonate by excess organic acids. This can be caused by ingestion of poisons (methanol, ethylene glycol, or excessive aspirin), diarrhea, compensation for primary respiratory alkalosis, diabetic ketoacidosis, lactic acidosis or chronic renal failure.

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Diagnose:
-3   -
3
mEq/L
normal


HIGH BASE EXCESS BLOOD TEST LEVEL

Base excess values and definitions

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