Arterial Blood Gases
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Reasons for Test
- Injury to the artery
What to Expect
Prior to Test
Description of Test
How Long Will It Take?
Will It Hurt?
Call Your Doctor
- Signs of infection, including fever and chills
- Bleeding or severe bruising
- Weakness, tingling, or numbness of an extremity
American Association for Respiratory Care http://www.aarc.org
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov
The Canadian Lung Association http://www.lung.ca
Health Canada http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca
American Association for Respiratory Care website. Available at: http://www.aarc.org.
Blood gases. Lab tests online website. Available at: http://labtestsonline.org/understanding/analytes/blood-gases/tab/test. Accessed December 7, 2012.
- Reviewer: Michael Woods, MD
- Review Date: 11/2012 -
- Update Date: 03/18/2013 -
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