Blood gas values require interpretation to be appropriately utilized in clinical care. This makes the clinical application of blood gas data comparable with physiological studies such as electrocardiography and pulmonary function in that they are intended to document a presumptive diagnosis, to specify the insult to allow for prognostic and/or therapeutic assessment, and to quantify the insult so that serial measurements can be used to follow the course of the pathology and/or therapy. With appropriate interpretation, the blood gas measurements permit oxygenation deficiencies to be differentiated from primary ventilatory deficiencies and primary metabolic acid-base abnormalities.

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