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What is CO2?
« on: August 30, 2009, 08:45:49 AM »
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PostPosted: 10 Feb 2003 19:06    Post subject: What is C02?    


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>C02 = Carbon Dioxide<
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>C02 is carbon dioxide. The lab value you see is actually a serum measure of HCO3- that is bicarbonate. The C02 is converted to bicarbonate and then is measured. C02 levels are regulated by the kidneys.<
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>Normal Value of C02: 20-29 mEq/l <
> ( mEq/l = milliequivalent per liter)<
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>Possible causes of lower than normal levels may indicate the following.<
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>Ketoacidosis<
>Lactic Acidosis<
>**Kidney disease<
>Diarrhea <
>Methanol poisoning<
>Salicylate toxicity<
>Ethylene glycol poisoning<
>Addisons disease<
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>Possible causes of greater than normal levels:<
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>Excessive vomiting<
>Respiratory dysfunction<
>Hyperaldosteronism<
>Cushings syndrome<
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>Drugs such as corticosteroids and antacids, (TUMS), can increase these mesurements<
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