Sep 1, 2021
Welcome to the second installment of this metabolic panel series, where we're exploring what happens when various lab values reach their outer limits (or beyond). Each part in the series can be read on its own, but if you want to start at the beginning, go check out the first blog on cations HERE.
This series of blogs and podcasts are meant as a reference for you to come back to. There is a lot of information on each one of the lab values we'll cover, so it might be best to read it in parts. As I mentioned in the last blog, I'm writing these as the reference that I wish I had when I started learning to interpret lab values.
In this portion of the series we'll be discussing anions - the negative changes in the serum. We'll be starting off with chloride, which accounts for the majority of the negative charge in our blood!