Table 4

Blood parameters

TestPreferred units
Plasma sodium levelmmol/L
Plasma potassium levelmmol/L
Plasma urea levelmmol/L
Plasma creatinine levelmicromol/L
Plasma chloride levelmmol/L
Plasma bicarbonate levelmmol/L
Plasma magnesium levelmmol/L
Plasma calcium levelmmol/L
Plasma inorganic phosphate levelmmol/L
Blood glucose levelmmol/L
Haemoglobin mass concentration in bloodg/L
Blood gas pH
Blood gas–bicarbonatemmol/L
Blood gas–chloridemmol/L
Blood gas–sodiummmol/L
Blood gas–potassiummmol/L
Blood gas–ionised calciummmol/L
Blood gas–glucosemmol/L