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Anion Gap: Na - (Cl + HCO3) = normally around 10-12
good to know. I keep looking up the urine values but all it said was "varies", then I threw my computer and yelled "does that vary Mother F****ers. I do feel better now.
glad I wasn't the only one who got very pissed off at the urine values
Usually the first thing I look at is whether or not the Cl- is high. Generally if the Cl- is high its going to be a normal gap
i think they gave you the urine values bc you can calculate the URINE anion gap which is (Na + K - Cl). In this case the Urine Anion Gap is positive (5). Boards and Beyond mentions that a positive UAG is due to Renal Tubular Acidosis Type 1 (inability of alpha intercalated cells to secrete hydrogen ions). just another approach to answer this q
Actually diarrhea is the "D" in "HARDASS"(reason why I was stuck between Chron's and RTA). Ended up getting it right with RTA..