pH:
7.52 help
PaCO2:
48 mmHg help
[HCO3-]:
38 mEq/L help
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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 pH is still high, so it is only partially compensated. When the pH is normal, it will be fully compensated.
close The pH is high (alkalotic), so the primary problem must be an alkalosis of some sort.
close CO2 is the respiratory component.
HCO3- is the metabolic component.
14.3 mEq/L
normal: (-2) - 2 mEq/L close
This BE is high (alkalotic). The pH and BE are both alkalotic, so the BE is a primary cause.
38 mEq/L
normal: 22-26 mEq/L close
This HCO3- is high (alkalotic). The pH and HCO3- are both alkalotic, so the HCO3- is a primary cause.
48 mmHg
normal: 35-45 mmHg close
This CO2 is high (acidotic). The pH and HCO3- are both alkalotic, but the CO2 is not, so the CO2 is the compensation.
48 mmHg = 6.4 kPa
7.52
normal: 7.35-7.45 close
This pH is high (alkalotic). The other alkalotic piece (HCO3- and/or CO2) is the primary cause.