An ABG test requires that a small volume of blood be drawn from the radial artery with a syringe and a thin needle, but sometimes the femoral artery in the groin or another site is used. The blood can also be drawn from an arterial catheter.
How do you perform an ABG test?
Blood for an ABG test is taken from an artery. Most other blood tests are done on a sample of blood taken from a vein, after the blood has already passed through the bodys tissues where the oxygen is used up and carbon dioxide is produced.
How do you take arterial line ABG?
0:261:43Arterial line sampling to obtain an arterial blood gas - YouTubeYouTubeStart of suggested clipEnd of suggested clipLine. Clean the arterial line sampling port attach the blood gas syringe to the sampling port andMoreLine. Clean the arterial line sampling port attach the blood gas syringe to the sampling port and collect the sample. Gently tap the syringe.
What is Lac in ABG test?
Analysis of arterial blood has an important role in the clinical assessment of critically ill patients. Particularly, measured arterial lactate (a-Lac) provides valuable information on peripheral circulatory failure, although it is invasive and frequent measurement is often impractical.