pH:
7.55 center_focus_strong
PaCO2:
16 mmHg center_focus_strong
[HCO3-]:
14 mEq/L center_focus_strong
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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 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.
-7.6 mEq/L
normal: (-2) - 2 mEq/L close
This BE is low (acidotic). The pH and CO2 are both alkalotic, but the BE is not, so the BE is the compensation.
14 mEq/L
normal: 22-26 mEq/L close
This HCO3- is low (acidotic). The pH and CO2 are both alkalotic, but the HCO3- is not, so the HCO3- is the compensation.
16 mmHg
normal: 35-45 mmHg close
This CO2 is low (alkalotic). The pH and CO2 are both alkalotic, so the CO2 is a primary cause.
16 mmHg = 2.1 kPa
7.55
normal: 7.35-7.45 close
This pH is high (alkalotic). The other alkalotic piece (HCO3- and/or CO2) is the primary cause.