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#1 Patty

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 03:16 AM

I was just looking at my order for my PFT for Monday and it says PFT with ABG'S anyone knjow the ABG's are?
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Posted 10 October 2007 - 04:06 AM

Patty, It might mean Arterial Blood Gas' . Not sure but I think that is what it is.
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#3 Patty

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 04:20 AM

Thanks Sheryl. No way am I letting them do that to me. Once was more then enough and I heard that they do not numb you up first were I am going. That is not going to happen no way no how!! Getting numbed was bad enough!
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Posted 10 October 2007 - 04:26 AM

Patty,
I agree with Sheryl. ABG is arterial blood gas where they poke in through the wrist to an artery and draw blood from an artery. Personally, I would refuse it and demand a reading with an oximeter first. Totally non-invasive! If they can't get a reading on the finger, ear or toe, then maybe allow the ABG. There's no reason to do an ABG if they can get an 02 reading otherwise (in my humble opinion and since I'm not doctor, but had to have an ABG when I was hospitalized). I would talk to the technician that does your pft about it. If you can get a hold of the doctor that prescribed it, I would ask why an ABG rather than a simple oximeter reading.

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