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Arterial Blood Gases
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings

Arterial Blood Gases Usage

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Reasons for Test

This test determines the amount of oxygen and carbon dioxide dissolved in the blood, as well as the acid/base status. Oxygen and carbon dioxide levels are indicators of lung function. The acid/base status provides information on how well the lungs and kidneys are functioning. It can also give information as to whether there is a problem in the body, like an infection, that is throwing off the acid/base balance in the body.

If you are undergoing oxygen therapy , this test can help to see if the therapy is effective.



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