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I'm reviewing some lab tests and my A/G ratio is high (1.8) and my AGAP is low (9.8)

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I'm reviewing some lab tests and my A/G ratio is high (1.8) and my AGAP is low (9.8) and I'm just trying to figure out what that means. I have been feeling poor the past few weeks (including often constipation) and am looking back at some old testing.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 2 years ago.
Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, Experienced Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.
I understand your concerns.
That means you have metabolic alkalosis or excessive alkali in your body.
High AG ratio means high albumin level which is not clinically significant.
Metabolic alkalosis can be caused by the loss through intestinal tract ( diarrhea, vomiting), or renal loss from certain medication use, excessive antacid use, or baking soda intake.
Not usually serious with one time abnormal measurement.
These tests can be repeated.
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