ABG - Arterial blood gas

What is arterial blood gas (ABG) test?
An arterial-blood gas test measures the amounts of arterial gases, such as oxygen and carbon dioxide. An ABG test requires that a small volume of blood be drawn from the radial artery with a syringe and a thin needle.
An ABG test measures the blood-gas tension values of the arterial partial pressure of oxygen, the arterial partial pressure of carbon dioxide, and the blood's pH. In addition, the arterial oxygen saturation can be determined. Such information is vital when caring for patients with respiratory diseases who were found to have low results on pulse oximetry.
What to expect from my visit and what do I need to bring?
Please come to the clinic 15 minutes before your appointment to fill in registration forms
Bring your healthcare card and one other form of identification
Bring your current list of medications. *If you are currently on Home Oxygen please bring it to your appointment.
You can expect to be at our clinic for 30 to 45 minutes
There is pay parking on site. Please plan enough time to allow for parking.