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This abbreviation stands for “obstructive sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome.” This term may appear on a prescription, but it does not clearly indicate the doctor’s expectations or the test to be performed to obtain a diagnosis of sleep apnea. A simplified test (e.g. cardiorespiratory polygraph) can be performed at home, while a comprehensive test (e.g. complete polysomnography) can be performed in the laboratory. Our client relations centre can be contacted to validate your prescription and, if necessary, a clarification can be made with your doctor.

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Predictive medicine

Medicine that links medical knowledge with data to predict a patient’s potential health problems. Examples include artificial intelligence and genetics.