A diabetic female has the following lab results: Fasting glucose of 218, creatinine of 0.8, Potassium of 4.1, Hemoglobin of 8, CO2 of 41. Which result is critical and should be reported to the physician immediately?



•Normal hemoglobin range for an adult female is about 12-16.

•Although the glucose is elevated, it is not a critical value. It should be reported to the physician if there is no existing order for insulin.

•Normal creatinine:0.5-1.4

•Normal potassium: 3.5-5.0

•Normal CO2: 35-45

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