HIGH CARBON DIOXIDE PARTIAL PRESSURE (PCO2) TEST LEVEL. What does high carbon dioxide partial pressure (PCO2) mean?

Upper value of carbon dioxide partial pressure (pco2) test is 45mmHg (or 51 mmHg).

Partial pressure of carbon dioxide is the measurement of amount of carbon dioxide in arterial blood. State of higher than normal level is called hypercapnia.

Hypercapnia is caused by hypoventilation, lung disease, or diminished consciousness. Symptoms are tachypnea, dyspnea, lushed skin, full pulse, extrasystoles, muscle twitches, hand flaps and possibly a raised blood pressure

Lower limit:
| Upper limit:
Unit:
Diagnose:
33   -
45
mmHg
normal
41   -
51
mmHg
normal


LOW CARBON DIOXIDE PARTIAL PRESSURE (PCO2) TEST LEVEL

Carbon dioxide partial pressure (PCO2) values and definitions

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