• Symptoms

    See: Metabolic acidosis or Respiratory acidosis

    Signs and tests
    • Arterial or venous blood gas analysis
    • Serum electrolytes
    • Urine pH

    An arterial blood gas analysis or serum electrolytes test, such as a basic metabolic panel, will confirm that acidosis is present and indicate whether it is metabolic acidosis or respiratory acidosis. Other tests may be needed to determine the cause of the acidosis.