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What is pulse oximetry?

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Posted on Mon, 11 Jan 2016
Question: What is pulse oximetry?
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Answered by Dr. Arnab Banerjee (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Its a graphical representation of red blood cells oxygen saturation

Detailed Answer:
Hi there, Welcome to HCM.

Well pulse oximetry (SPO2) is a graphical representation of red blood cells oxygen saturation .

Generally it's measured by a probe attached to the body surface with rich capillaries i.e. tip of your finger/earlobe and it has Infrared emitting which measures the saturation and show it in a graphical as well as numerical value.

Normal value of SPO2 of a healthy adult is 94-100% on room air.

Let me know if there's any more queries regarding.

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Brief Answer: Its a graphical representation of red blood cells oxygen saturation Detailed Answer: Hi there, Welcome to HCM. Well pulse oximetry (SPO2) is a graphical representation of red blood cells oxygen saturation . Generally it's measured by a probe attached to the body surface with rich capillaries i.e. tip of your finger/earlobe and it has Infrared emitting which measures the saturation and show it in a graphical as well as numerical value. Normal value of SPO2 of a healthy adult is 94-100% on room air. Let me know if there's any more queries regarding. Regards