pH:
7.43 help_outline
PaCO2:
39 mmHg help_outline
[HCO3-]:
25 mEq/L help_outline
Primary problem

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Compensation

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Level of 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 With both CO2 and HCO3- normal, there is no compensation taking place here.
close The pH is normal, so either things are normal, or the problem has been fully compensated.
close CO2 is the respiratory component.
HCO3- is the metabolic component.
normal: (-2) - 2 mEq/L close
This BE is normal. The BE is neither causing an imbalance, nor compensating for one.
normal: 22-26 mEq/L close
This HCO3- is normal. The HCO3- is neither causing an imbalance, nor compensating for one.
normal: 35-45 mmHg close
This CO2 is normal. The CO2 is neither causing an imbalance, nor compensating for one.
normal: 7.35-7.45 close
This pH is normal. If any of the other pieces are abnormal, they must be fully compensated.