Sleep Apnea Test

What is a Sleep Apnea Test?

A  sleep apnea test is tool that is used for the diagnosis of sleep apnea.  There are two types of sleep apnea test: Home Sleep Test (HST) and polysomnography (laboratory sleep study in a sleep center).

Sleep Apnea Tests measure the following signals:

  • Nasal , Oral Airflow – helps to assess air in an out of the body.
  • Respiratory Effort – Flexible belts are positioned on the chest and abdomen.
  • Oxymeter Finger Probe – a device that is placed on the finger that assesses oxygen saturation in the body
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Sleep Apnea Test

A sleep apnea test is often prescribed by a primary care physician who suspects sleep apnea. A sleep tech will score the sleep study who then prepares it for interpretation by a sleep doctor.

Once the sleep doctor interprets the sleep apnea test, a report is returned to the ordering physician who discusses the results of the home sleep testing.


Sleep Apnea Test Device
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Sleep Apnea Test unit

How Much Does a Sleep Apnea Test Cost?

The cost of a portable sleep apnea test is around $300. Medicare, Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Aetna, Cigna, and most other insurance companies often cover the cost of sleep apnea tests


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