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An Arterial Blood Gas (ABG) is a blood test that is used to measure a few vital things is the body, such as the levels of oxygen (O2), carbon dioxide (CO2), acid, or pH from an artery. This test is used to check the function of...

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  • Sample Question
    The normal value for the pH is:

The ABG interpretation quiz below is a test on different PH levels of chemical solutions. In essence, ph. is the measure of alkalinity or acidity of a chemical solution. Take the test and see how good you are.

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  • Sample Question
    PH = 7.56, CO2 = 28, HCO3 = 25

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Questions: 8  |  Attempts: 595   |  Last updated: Feb 12, 2013
  • Sample Question
    Normal range of Ph?

This quiz is designed as a pretest to determine retention of prior knowledge regarding arterial blood gas (ABG) analysis. 

Questions: 5  |  Attempts: 1782   |  Last updated: Jan 28, 2013
  • Sample Question
    A 54-year-old male with a long history of smoking complains of excessive tiredness and shortness of breath. Lab results reveal decreased pH, increased pCO2, and normal bicarbonate ion. The most likely diagnosis is:

This is an oppotunity to practice analyzing and interpreting ABG results.  Each answer will require that you choose either acidosis or alkalosis and either respiratory or metabolic

Questions: 10  |  Attempts: 880   |  Last updated: Jan 22, 2013
  • Sample Question
    PH = 7.30PaCO2 = 38HCO3 = 16

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ABG Questions & Answers

What is this PH 7.33, pCO2 29, HCO3- 16?
This would be a reading for someone with partially compensated metabolic acidosis. Therefore, the correct answer to this question is answer D. The reason it’s partially compensated metabolic acidosis is pretty simple. Metabolic acidosis is when
What type of example is this? In a long-standing metabolic acidosis, the respiratory rate may increase.
Respiratory acidosis is known to be a serious medical condition. Those who are assumed to be undergoing this would need to go to the emergency room immediately in order to be treated. This is normally caused by a type of lung disease that will hinde
What are the following elements called?PH 7.62, pCO2 47, HCO3- 30
1. Partially compensated metabolic alkalosis
Fully interpret this ABG. pH 7.56 PaCO2 20 HCO3 20 PaO2 88
Respiratory alkalosis (acute/uncompensated)problem 1 explanation: ph 7.56, paco2 20, hco3 20, pao2 88 although the technical classification is a partially compensated respiratory alkalosis, the correct final interpretation is an acute or uncompen