Arterial Blood Gas Testing

Overview:

Arterial Blood Gas Testing


Test Method:

Arterial blood extraction


Patient Preparation:

  • Rest for 15 minutes
  • Supplemental oxygen setting
  • Staff provide education


Turn Around Time / Availability of Results:

24 hours


Unit conducting the service:

Pulmonology Unit


Special Considerations:

  • Arm precaution
  • Hematoma in patient taking blood thinner
  • Specimen must be air sealed and put on ice during transport
  • Anxiety during extraction
  • Pediatric two years old patient are to be extracted by Pediatric House Staff