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What are they looking for in a arterial blood gas?
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Dr. Edward Goldberg
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: O2/CO2 exchange
Abg is used for two purposes: 1) how your lungs are handling the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide 2) the acid/base metabolism affected by breathing and various metabolic disturbances (eg.
, diabetic coma, toxic ingestion of substances, sepsis).

In brief: O2/CO2 exchange
Abg is used for two purposes: 1) how your lungs are handling the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide 2) the acid/base metabolism affected by breathing and various metabolic disturbances (eg.
, diabetic coma, toxic ingestion of substances, sepsis).
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