Blood gas analysis
Blood gas analysis, gas check, evaluation of oxygen content in the blood
With this test we can check if the oxygen content in the patient's blood is within a normal range.
Transport of oxygen into the blood is the most important function of the respiratory system. Damage can lead to shortage of oxygen in the body.
For the analysis we have to take a drop of blood from the hyperemisized earlobe.
The analysis can be carried out at rest, under defined physical exertion after insufflation of oxygen.
Patients who are treated with oxygen continuously (LOT) have to be controlled with this test regularly.
This test is also necessary for the analysis of acid-base-balance (i. e. in patients with a "neo-bladder" after resection of the bladder for cancer).
For children a modified painless test can be offered.