LOW BICARBONATE (HCO3) TEST LEVEL. What does lower than normal bicarbonate (HCO3) mean?

Lower value of bicarbonate (HCO3) test is 18 mmol/L (or 110 mg/dL).

More than 90% of carbon dioxide blood is in the form of bicarbonate (HCO3)

Low levels of HCO3 may be caused by diarrhea, overuse of certain medicines or antibiotics, kidney or liver disease, uncontrolled diabetes, severe malnutrition, severe burns, hyperthyroidism.

Lower limit:
| Upper limit:
Unit:
Diagnose:
18   -
23
mmol/L
normal
110   -
140
mg/dL
normal


HIGH BICARBONATE (HCO3) TEST LEVEL

Bicarbonate (HCO3-) values and definitions

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