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Causes of Spurious Readings When Using Pulse Oximeter

Purpose:

To determine if the oxygen saturation reported by pulse oximeter may be spurious.

Specialty:

Pulmonary Disease

Objective:

other testing

ICD-10:

J00-J99

Description:

The oxygen saturation reported using a pulse oximeter usually correlates with the actual oxygen saturation of arterial blood. However, the presence of certain conditions may make the readings unreliable.

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