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Overnight Oximetry Test

Your patients can now breathe easier with Overnight Oximetry Service offered through Greenwood Home Respiratory Care. We can process these tests in a quick, efficient manner.

vpodThe Overnight Oximetry can help you:

  • Determine severity of COPD.
  • Assess neuro-muscular disease involving the muscles of respiration.
  • Assess pre-existing pulmonary disease.
  • Assess congestive heart failure and/or chest pain.
  • Establish medical necessity of an oxygen therapeutic regimen.
  • Evaluate a chronic condition resulting in hypoxemia when there is a need to assess supplemental oxygen requirements and/or a therapeutic regimen.
  • Diagnose dyspnea (shortness of breath).
  • Diagnose tachypnea (rapid respiratory rate).
  • Assess cyanosis.
  • Assess respiratory distress.

* The American Thoracic Society suggests that individuals meeting any one of the above criteria should have Oximetry Testing.

Test results can help determine whether the patient requires oxygen or additional testing like a sleep study.

This entire process can be completed in less than 24 hours!

Patients with these conditions should be tested:

  • Congestive Heart Failure (50% have sleep disorder)
  • High Blood Pressure (35% have a sleep disorder)
  • Type II Diabetics (50% have a sleep disorder)
  • Morbid Obesity (77% have a sleep disorder)

Patients with these symptoms should be tested:

  • Constant tiredness / lack of energy
  • Snoring
  • Poor concentration
  • Depression
  • Weight gain or loss

 

Get your patients tested, qualified and into treatment as soon as possible!