A transcutaneous blood oxygen monitor is used to help doctors find out whether a person needs supplemental oxygen or an adjustment to the amount of supplemental oxygen they are already receiving. A sensor attached to the person's finger connects to a machine that gives a reading of the oxygen level in the person's blood.
This test does not require taking a sample of a person's blood.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||John Pope, MD - Pediatrics|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Larry A. Latson, MD - Pediatric Cardiology|
|Last Revised||October 11, 2011|
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