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Anion gap is mainly due to: (LQ)



A Sulfate
B Phosphates

C Protein
D Nitrates

Ans. C Protein

Anion gap represents unmeasured anions in plasma and is normally 10 to 12 mmol/L.

AG = [Na+] - [ Cl- + HCO3-]

The unmeasured anions include mainly ANIONIC PROTEINS but phosphate, sulfate, and organic anions also contribute to it.