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Any sedation/GA has the possibility of effecting the PCV. Mainly due to the pooling of blood in the spleen. It is totally reasonable though that we have to take blood sometimes in sedated patients I just think it is important to keep in mind the possible effect. It also highlights the possible differences if you take it while sedated on one occasion and not the next.
Possibly starting with just an opioid? Would butorphanol be enough? I know it is not in some cases!