WHAT IS AND HOW TO UNDERSTAND ARTERIAL BLOOD GAS - DIAGNOSTIC EXAMS

What is arterial blood gas



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Arterial blood gases are a blood test normally performed in-patient in an Intensive Care Unit that aims to verify that gas exchanges are occurring in the correct way and thus assess the need for extra oxygen. In addition, it is an examination that can be requested during hospitalization to assist in the diagnosis of respiratory, renal or serious infections, as well as to verify if the treatment is being effective and, therefore, can be used as one of the criteria that can influence the discharge of the patient