Arterial Blood Gases

Arterial Blood Gases

Dr. KennedySampling 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.

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