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Calculations must be re-checked, shouldn't be used alone for patient care, and don't substitute for professional judgment. See our full disclaimer.
Calculates the expected pCO2 compensation in a purely metabolic acidosis.
Expected pCO2 = 1.5 * HCO3- + 8 +/- 2
Calculations must be re-checked and should not be used alone to guide patient care nor should they substitute for clinical judgement. See our full disclaimer.