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When would you look at cord venous blood gas levels and arterial blood gas levels?

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Dr. Robin Larabee
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In brief: Difficult delivery

These tests are used to help predict how difficult the delivery was for the baby.
Any difficult delivery will often have cord gases taken; if baby is showing signs of distress, then an arterial blood gas from baby may be taken as well.

In brief: Difficult delivery

These tests are used to help predict how difficult the delivery was for the baby.
Any difficult delivery will often have cord gases taken; if baby is showing signs of distress, then an arterial blood gas from baby may be taken as well.
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