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    The inauguration of the NKTI-Baxter Peritoneal Dialysis (PD) Center of Excellence was held last February 23, 2021 at the NKTI. The center is a two-storey warehouse for PD dialysis solutions and accessories. Facilities include areas for patient training and clinical management as well as a queuing system to make the process of claiming these lifesaving fluids more efficient for PD patients.
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This diagnostic procedure utilizes whole blood sample and is requested for the evaluation of the oxygenation status, adequacy of ventilation and acid-base status of the patient.

Preparation: None
Extraction Site: Arteries (radial, brachial or femoral)
Test Time:
5 – 10 minutes
Releasing of Results: Within 10 minutes after extraction.
Test Area: Pulmonary Laboratory

Normal Values           

pH          =     7.35 – 7.45
pCO 2    =     35 – 45 mmHg
pO 2       =     80 – 100 mmHg
HCO 3   =     22 – 26 mEq/L
B.E.        =     + / - 2
O 2 Sat  =     >95%