is a topic covered in the Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests
To view the entire topic, please sign in or purchase a subscription.
Nursing Central is the award-winning, complete mobile solution for nurses and students. Look up information on diseases, tests, and procedures; then consult the database with 5,000+ drugs or refer to 65,000+ dictionary terms. Explore these free sample topics:
-- The first section of this topic is shown below --
To assist in diagnosing metabolic disorders that result in metabolic acidosis and electrolyte imbalance such as severe dehydration.
Serum for electrolytes (sodium, potassium, chloride, and carbon dioxide) collected in a gold-, red-, or red/gray-top tube. Plasma collected in a green-top (heparin) tube is also acceptable.
(Method: Anion gap is derived mathematically from the direct measurement of sodium, chloride, and total carbon dioxide.) There are differences between serum and plasma values for some electrolytes. The reference ranges listed are based on serum values.
|Age||Conventional and SI Units|
|Child or adult||8–16 mmol/L|
-- To view the remaining sections of this topic, please sign in or purchase a subscription --
Bladh, Mickey Lynn., and Anne M. Van Leeuwen. "Anion Gap." Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests, 7th ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425187/all/Anion_Gap.
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Anion Gap. Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. 7th ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425187/all/Anion_Gap. Accessed April 21, 2019.
Bladh, M. L., & Van Leeuwen, A. M. (2017). Anion Gap. In Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425187/all/Anion_Gap
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Anion Gap [Internet]. In: Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 April 21]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425187/all/Anion_Gap.
TY - ELEC
T1 - Anion Gap
ID - 425187
A1 - Bladh,Mickey Lynn,
AU - Van Leeuwen,Anne M,
BT - Davis's Laboratory & Diagnostic Tests
UR - https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425187/all/Anion_Gap
PB - F.A. Davis Company
ET - 7
DB - Nursing Central
DP - Unbound Medicine