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I have a new doctor and he ran a test I never had. I have an

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I have a new doctor and he ran a test I never had. I have an auto immune disease and they also suspect Sjogens. My Anion Gap was 3 with a range of 5-15. Not sure what this means.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

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This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
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Low anion gap is most commonly a lab error.

Other causes include high calcium, potassium or magnesium levels.

IgG multiple myeloma or polyclonal gammopathies 9 due to the increase abnormal serum proteins) can also cause low anion gap rarely.

This is checked by the serum and urine protein electropheresis.

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