Table 1

Laboratory values on admission of case study patient

ValueReference rangeAdmission labs
Sodium (mmol/L)135–148145
Potassium (mmol/L)3.5–5.14.6
Chloride (mmol/L)96–109108
Carbon dioxide (mmol/L)21–3123
Anion gap7–1614
Calcium (mg/dL)8.4–10.58.0 (L)
Blood urea nitrogen (mg/dL)7–2221
Creatinine (µmol/L)44.2–106.1185.7 (H)
Estimated glomerular filtration rate (mL/min/1.73 m2)>6025
Albumin (g/dL)3.5–5.33.4 (L)
Alanine aminotransferase (U/L)0–317
Aspartate aminotransferase (U/L)0–3117
Alkaline phosphatase (U/L)30–12099
Bilirubin, total (mg/dL)0–1.20.4
White blood cells (K/mm3)4.5–11.016.8 (H)
Platelets (K/mm3)150–350442 (H)
Haemoglobin (g/dL)12–1510.9 (L)
Thyroid stimulating hormone (µIU/mL)0.5–4.51.2
Morning serum cortisol (µmol/L)>0.40.6
  • Values include comprehensive metabolic panel and complete blood count as well as a morning serum cortisol level. Reference ranges are included.