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Where do I go to get an abg done?

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Dr. Lisa Hogan
Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Follow equipment

An abg (arterial blood gas) is a specialized type of blood draw from an artery, so you need an experienced medical professional with training/experience.
This lab is usually run immediately for accuracy, so it needs to be done on site where there is a blood gas machine. Places that might have this would be doctor's offices or clinics, pulmonary labs, labs, hospitals, ers, instant care facilities.

In brief: Follow equipment

An abg (arterial blood gas) is a specialized type of blood draw from an artery, so you need an experienced medical professional with training/experience.
This lab is usually run immediately for accuracy, so it needs to be done on site where there is a blood gas machine. Places that might have this would be doctor's offices or clinics, pulmonary labs, labs, hospitals, ers, instant care facilities.
Dr. Lisa Hogan
Dr. Lisa Hogan
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Dr. Dennis Clifford
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Hospital

Usually blood gases are performed in a hospital where techs are trained to draw blood from an artery.
A lab instrument called a co-oximeter is required to analyze arterial blood. Most doctor offices and clinics wouldn't have this.

In brief: Hospital

Usually blood gases are performed in a hospital where techs are trained to draw blood from an artery.
A lab instrument called a co-oximeter is required to analyze arterial blood. Most doctor offices and clinics wouldn't have this.
Dr. Dennis Clifford
Dr. Dennis Clifford
Thank
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