What is the sampling site of choice for arterial blood gases (ABGs)?

Updated: May 14, 2020
  • Author: Kevin McCarthy, RPFT; Chief Editor: Nader Kamangar, MD, FACP, FCCP, FCCM  more...
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The sampling site of choice is the radial artery, unless tests of collateral circulation indicate otherwise. Samples also may be obtained from the brachial and femoral arteries.


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