Testing for the evaluation of desaturation (SpO2 less than 88%) and evaluation of home oxygen need.
A Respiratory Therapist will perform your test.
Including but not limited to:
During testing you will be asked to walk along a corridor. Your oxygen level and heart rate will be monitored as you exercise. If you desaturate your may be placed on oxygen or your oxygen increased(if already wearing) to obtain a oxygen saturation of 93%.
Your physician will be given your test results the same day of testing. If you do not qualify for home oxygen your testing is complete and your appointment is complete.
You may receive a copy of your test results by contacting the Health Information Department at 509-946-4611, ext 2017.
Oximetry tests must be ordered by a physician. To make an appointment call 509-946-4611 ext 2655.