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Table 1 Laboratory values at prior to and following initiation of hemodialysis in the intensive care unit.

From: Dialysis Disequilibrium Syndrome: Brain death following hemodialysis for metabolic acidosis and acute renal failure – A case report

Laboratory test Pre-dialysis Value Post-dialysis Values Reference range
Hemoglobin 96 78 137–180 g/L
White cell count 25.8 16.1 4.0–11.0 × 109/L
Band count 3.1 - 0.0–1.3 × 109/L
Platelets 603 486 150–400 × 109/L
Sodium 132 132 133–145 mmol/L
Potassium 3.1 1.8 3.5–5.0 mmol/L
Chloride 107 93 98–111 mmol/L
Bicarbonate 2 19 21–31 mmol/L
Glucose 6.3 9.0 3.6–11.1 mmol/L
Magnesium 0.88 0.57 0.65–1.15 mmol/L
Osmolality 330 - 280–300 mosmol/kg
Urea 46.7 13.7 3.0–7.6 mmol/L
Creatinine 537 - 61–111 μmol/L
Lactate 0.6 1.2 < 2.0 mmol/L
Serum ketones 2+ - Undetected
Anion gap 23 20 12–14
Osmolar gap 14.5 - 0–10