ABG

ABG acronym meaning in Medicine

ABG is a medical acronym for Arterial Blood Gas, a blood test that is performed using blood from an artery. It involves puncturing an artery with a thin needle and syringe and drawing a small volume of blood.

The test is used to check how well a patients lungs are able to move oxygen into the blood and remove carbon dioxide from the blood.

An arterial blood gases (ABG) test measures the acidity (pH) and the levels of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the blood from an artery.

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