pH:
7.29 help
PaCO2:
52 mmHg help
[HCO3-]:
24 mEq/L help
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Level of compensation
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Compensation

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Partial compensation means that the pH is still abnormal.

Full compensation means that the pH is back to normal.

close The HCO3- is normal, so it is providing no compensation here.
close The pH is low (acidotic), so the primary problem is an acidosis of some sort.
close CO2 is the respiratory component.
HCO3- is the metabolic component.
-1.9 mEq/L
normal: (-2) - 2 mEq/L close
This BE is normal. The BE is not providing any compensation against the high CO2.
24 mEq/L
normal: 22-26 mEq/L close
This HCO3- is normal. The HCO3- is not providing any compensation against the high CO2.
52 mmHg
normal: 35-45 mmHg close
This CO2 is high (acidotic). The pH and CO2 are both acidotic, so the CO2 is a primary cause.
52 mmHg = 6.9 kPa
7.29
normal: 7.35-7.45 close
This pH is low (acidotic). The other acidotic piece (HCO3- and/or CO2) is the primary cause.