Table 1

Biochemistry on admission

InvestigationPatient’s resultsNormal range
Day 1
    Sodium (mmol/l)127133–144
    Potassium (mmol/l)2.13.3–5.3
    Urea (mmol/l)282.5–6.5
    Creatinine (μmol/l)49360–210
    Chloride (mmol/l)6595–105
    Phosphate (mmol/l)1.410.8–1.4
    Albumin (g/l)4135–55
    Alanine aminotransferase (IU/l)82–53
    Alkaline phosphatase (IU/l)4640–130
    Bilirubin (mmol/l)233–17
    Adjusted calcium (mmol/l)2.242.1–2.6
    Magnesium (mmol/l)0.880.75–1.05
    Creatine kinase (IU/l)16925–200
    Glucose (mmol/l)5.13.3–6.0
    9 am cortisol (nmol/l)245140–690
    Serum osmolality (mosmol/l)286278–305
    C-reactive protein (mg/l)360–10
Day 2
    Sodium (mmol/l)136133–144
    Potassium (mmol/l)3.53.3–5.3
    Urea (mmol/l)19.92.5–6.5
    Creatinine (μmol/l)25560–210