Addison's disease, lactic acidosis, kidney disease, diarrhea and ethylene glycol poisoning are causes of low CO2 blood levels, according to MedlinePlus. Seizures, cancer, diabetic ketoacidosis and hyperventilation are also causes, claims Healthline.
Abnormal CO2 levels in the blood may mean that a patient is losing or retaining fluid, according to MedlinePlus. This may imbalance the patient's electrolytes, which are minerals in the body fluids that carry electric charges and help regulate metabolism.
The normal range of carbon dioxide levels in the blood is 23 to 29 milliequivalents per liter, according to MedlinePlus. Sometimes other units might be used, in which case the normal range is 23 to 30 millimoles per liter, reports WebMD.
Dehydration and overuse of antacids are among the conditions that cause high carbon dioxide levels in the blood, according to WebMD. High CO2 levels are also caused by vomiting, anorexia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, heart disease and pulmonary edema. Conn's syndrome and Cushing's disease
A normal value for a carbon dioxide blood test is between 23 and 29 mEq/L, according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine. The severity of an abnormal test result is dependent on the underlying condition in the patient.
High CO2 levels in the blood mean that the body may be experiencing respiratory or metabolic acidosis, conditions in which the blood’s pH level is excessively acidic. High levels of CO2 develop in the blood if the lungs or kidneys are unable remove excess CO2 from the body, states Healthline.
Blood tests are primarily used to help doctors diagnose certain diseases or conditions, according to the National Institute of Health. Blood tests can also help give doctors an idea how certain organs are functioning and how well certain treatments are working.
High eosinophil count in the blood may indicate an allergy or an illness caused by a parasite, while high CO2 levels may be due to kidney failure, vomiting or the overuse of diuretics. These two values are part of a biochemical profile that are derived from blood test. Blood test or blood work is an
A blood potassium test detects the amount of the electrolyte in the blood. The normal range is between 3.6 and 5.2 millimoles per liter, as stated by Healthline. It is used to evaluate kidney, nerve and heart functions.
A chloride blood test is a laboratory test that measures the amount of the electrolyte chloride in a patient's blood serum, according to MedlinePlus. A normal range is about 96 to 106 milliequivalents per liter.