Serum sulfate concentration and the anion gap in hemodialysis patients.


First-of-the-month predialysis serum sulfate (SO4) and other blood chemistry values were measured prospectively for 5 to 7 months in 14 patients undergoing single pass chronic tri-weekly maintenance hemodialysis with bicarbonate dialysate. Blood was also obtained predialysis and again immediately postdialysis from seven patients (five of whom also… (More)