Why Test


Breath is life. When oxygen enters our body, it mixes with the blood in the lungs to be transported throughout the body for proper functioning. A lack of oxygen, often caused by sleep disorders, causes a cascade of adverse and dangerous reactions to the heart, lungs and other organs in the body resulting in chronic medical diseases such as abnormal heart function, high blood pressure, chronic headaches, severe fatigue and high cholesterol to name a few.

Until pulse oximetry was developed a half a century ago, detecting a lack of oxygen in the blood required either invasive monitoring or guesswork that left medical staff without clear evidence to guide their treatment. Pulse oximetry changed everything, especially in the last two decades, when digital technology and portability gave the equipment more accuracy and reach.

Pulse oximetry measures the oxygen saturation of red blood cells in the body. A saturation of 95% or more is generally considered normal. Any measurement below 90% could quickly lead to life-threatening complications.

The pulse oximetry test can save lives and prevent a wide range of disorders. AAA Medical Solutions is an independent diagnostic testing facility (IDTF) that physicians and DME providers can rely on to quickly and accurately process and validate the pulse oximetry test results of patients.

Find out how pulse oximeters work, and get tested.