Transcutaneous blood oxygen monitor

A transcutaneous blood oxygen monitor is used to help doctors determine 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.

Last Updated: October 12, 2009

Author: Robin Parks, MS

Medical Review: John Pope, MD - Pediatrics & Larry A. Latson, MD - Pediatric Cardiology

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