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Arterial Blood Gas

Lung Health | Last Active: Apr 6, 2019 | Replies (24)

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Its odd I wonder why they don't offer it all the time. My was done by a respiratory therapist and it was done in a pulmonary lab, maybe that had something to do with it.

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Interesting question! I asked the same question during multiple occasions with IV's being inserted. The reply was that the needle prick for the numbing med was just as uncomfortable as the IV insertion. – My experience is that it depends on the skill of the phlebotomist as to the discomfort.