Posted: February 19th, 2018

Arterial blood gas : 3 Important Ways of Reading ABG Results

Timothy’s arterial blood gas (ABG) results are as follows; pH 7.16; Paco2 80 mm Hg; Pao2 46 mm Hg; HCO3- 24 mEq/L; Sao2 81%.

This ABG result represents which of the following conditions?

A. Metabolic acidosis
B. Metabolic alkalosis
C. Respiratory acidosis
D. Respiratory alkalosis

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