Posted 9/26/2007 6:49 PM (GMT -7)
Hi Michy, mine was low but my albumin was fine. Here's how lab tests online calculates it.
” The most commonly used formula is:
Anion Gap (AG) = Sodium - (Chloride + Carbon Dioxide)
from Rosies link, I didn't see it was labtestsonline. That is the site I go to too. There's a lot of to do in the health food community about keeping your body more alkaline or neutral pH, since most of our foods are acidic and cause our cells to have a low pH or be acid, which is supposed to be bad. A high anion gap indicates acidosis, I don't know if a more alkaline reading would make it low. I try to eat a lot of alkalinizing foods.
Mine was due to an excess of carbon dioxide due to my COPD and asthma and a slightly low sodium. They didn't do anything for me I got it tested in the ER I was dizzy, except to put me on an IV of electrolytes, but they said that was only because I was diabetic and a little dehydrated.
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