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ARTERIAL BLOOD GAS (ABG) TESTING

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Arterial Blood Gas (ABG) testing is an effective way of assessing the amount of oxygen and carbon dioxide in your bloodstream. A blood sample is typically taken from the radial artery and analyzed by a machine in our lab. The reading helps evaluate the severity of underlying lung conditions - both acute and chronic. 

Currently, ABGs are the gold standard in Alberta for funding qualification for home oxygen.

Image shows a clinician palpating a radial artery prior to an ABG procedure.

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