3. Diagnosis of ARDS

There is no specific test for acute respiratory distress syndrome. Doctors will need to carry out a range of investigations to diagnose the condition and rule out other causes. Blood tests can check for underlying infections and detect the amount of oxygen in the blood. A pulse oximetry test will determine how much oxygen is in the blood. The doctor may order chest x-rays and CT scans to search for signs of infection and ARDS.

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