Pediatric nocturnal oximetry is a simple, painless test done at home. It can help determine whether your child may be suffering from a sleep-related respiratory disorder by detecting decreased blood oxygen levels during sleep. Test results are used by your healthcare professionnel physician to decide whether your child should undergo a more thorough examination (e.g., polysomnography).
The results report for pediatric nocturnal oximetry will include an interpretative guide that can help the requesting health care professional direct the treatment in cases of suspected obstructive sleep apnea secondary to enlarged adenoids and/or tonsils.
This report will be sent to you and the requesting heath care professional by the method of your choice, either through the results portal or by mail, within 10 to 15 business days.
A medical prescription is required to perform this examination.