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Arterial Blood Gases Print E-mail
by Ron Kennedy, M.D., Santa Rosa, CA

Dr. Kennedy Sampling of the blood levels of oxygen and carbon dioxide within the arteries, as opposed to the levels of oxygen and carbon dioxide in venous blood constitutes "arterial blood gases." Typically the acidity, or pH, of the blood is measured simultaneously with the gas levels in ABG sampling. Blood gas is reported as pO2 and pCO2.

The information in this article is not meant to be medical advice.�Treatment for a medical condition should come at the recommendation of your personal physician.

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