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What does BE stand for?

BE stands for Base Excess (measure of metabolic acid level in blood)

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Many clinicians disregard or put much less emphasis on some of the reported results, or do not report it at all, citing insignificance of the calculated values; total CO2, base excess and standard bicarbonate .
Last year, Diametrics Medical introduced a test cartridge that measures blood pH, carbon dioxide (pCO2) and oxygen (pO2) and also calculates bicarbonate (HCO3), total carbon dioxide (TCO2), base excess in blood (BEb), base excess in extra cellular fluid (BEecf) and oxygen saturation (O2SAT).