How to book an Oximetry Test?
Your child should be referred by a Respiratory consultant or an ENT consultant for oximetry.
What to expect?
A sensor is placed onto your child’s finger or toe when he or she goes to bed at night. The sensor uses light to measure the amount of oxygen in your child’s blood, as well as their heart rate. It does not hurt and is very simple to put on and use.
Instructions will be given for using the machine, including how to place and fix the sensor for best results. It is important to ensure the probe stays on the finger for atleast 6 hours every night to have adequate data for evaluation.