pH value of blood: should it be considered as a part of standard blood biochemical profile?
For over a century, physicians considered the pH value of blood as one of the paraments, changes that could alarm serious metabolism deviations. The medical community had developed two parallel approaches, traditional and Stewart, to evaluate acid-base phenomena. Nevertheless, such important parameter is still missing in a Standard Blood Biochemical Profile (SBBP), which is periodically required by Primary Care Physicians (PCP) to ensure the health status of their patients. The
current review is devoted to the advantages, that the medical community could obtain after accepting blood pH values as general for analysis, the consideration of technical possibilities of test strips development for digital measurements, and some related issues. Particular interest is associated with the possible connection between the blood pH data and the validity of the theory of Centralized Aerobic-Anaerobic Energy Balance Compensation (CAAEBC).