Rapid, Reliable Results - Oximetry and Home Sleep Testing
Home Sleep Testing Process for PatientsKarie Barrett2017-05-22T04:59:30-05:00
Home Sleep Testing Patient Benefits
Many people have a hard time sleeping away from home. A self- administered home sleep test allows you to remain in the comfort of you own home and receive the most accurate results!
No need to switch around your schedule or change your routine to process a sleep test. It all happens right at home, and at a fraction of the costs. How convenient!
Rapid & Reliable
Our team of clinical specialists review your sleep study data. The finalized interpreted home sleep test report is then sent to your physician for review. Quick and easy!
We provide step-by-step illustrated instructions to follow for your test, as well as a 24/7 support system for any questions, concerns or issues you may have throughout the testing process.
What is a Home Sleep Test?
In order to diagnose and confirm sleep disorders such as obstructive sleep apnea, (OSA) a patient must take a polysomnography, also known as a sleep study. A sleep study occurs with an overnight stay at a free-standing or hospital based facility. With today’s technological advances, an overnight in-lab visit is no longer necessary to determine if you may be suffering from OSA.
A home sleep test is an easy, self-administered, convenient diagnostic testing procedure taken from the comfort of your own home. It consists of a small oxygen tube placed under your nose to monitor your breathing, a belt around your waist to measure the effort you make while breathing, and a small sensor on your finger to measure the oxygen in your blood. The home sleep testing monitors and records your breathing and any pauses in your breathing (known as Apneas) throughout the night. This recorded data is used specifically in diagnosing OSA. The recorded data is stored in the device, and downloaded and analyzed by a team of clinical specialists the following day.
The process of home sleep testing with Vitalistics™ is very easy, efficient, and we guarantee rapid reliable results.
Who Would Benefit from a Home Sleep Test?
A home sleep test can be very beneficial for those patients who are suspected to suffer from OSA. In addition, patients with busy schedules and who have trouble arranging a time for an overnight in-lab sleep study also appreciate the convenience of a home sleep test.
Self Screening Tests
These are both validated screening tools for obstructive sleep apnea signs and symptoms.
Do you you feel like you are in need of a sleep study, or has your physician suggested one, but you’re just too busy or you cannot afford the cost of an in-lab study?
A home sleep test may be just what you need.
Even though a home sleep test must be ordered by a physician, if you’re uncertain if you should schedule an appointment with your physician, you can start by completing the self-screening tests.
Visit Your Physician
The next step is to visit your physician. They will determine if you could benefit from a home sleep test by asking a series of sleep related questions. Based on the score of these questions, they can order you a home sleep test with Vitalistics.
Receive Home Sleep Testing Kit
The testing kit will be delivered through mail to your home with everything you need, including easy to follow step-by-step instructions.
Follow Test Instructions
Before going to bed follow the step-by-step instructions provided to prepare for the test. For best results, you should continue with you normal bedtime routine and aim for getting at least 6 hours of sleep.
Review Results with Your Physician
Making sure all paperwork is filled out correctly and returned to Vitalistics using the pre-paid shipping envelope to return the test kit the following day. Once your test data is reviewed and interpreted by our team of clinical specialists, it is made available to your physician for further review with you.
Home Sleep Test Kit
Your home sleep testing kit will include the following;
State-of-the-art testing device.
Testing supplies to include; oxygen cannula (tube), chest belt, and a finger sensor.
Easy to follow step-by-step instructions and link to a set-up video.
All necessary paperwork that will need to be completed for the physician to make an accurate diagnosis and recommendation for treatment.
A pre-paid shipping envelope to return everything the next day.