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Our Approach
At Lincare, we work with an independent diagnostic testing facility (IDTF) in order to provide a simple, reliable, and accurate testing method for patient monitoring through overnight oximetry screenings. These screenings can be crucial tools for prescribers when making medical diagnoses and treatment plans for patients who may have underlying conditions like hypoxemia, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), and suspected Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). We are committed to working with your healthcare providers to help in early identification and intervention of symptoms to help patients feel better and breathe easier.
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Benefits for Our Respiratory Patients

  • Easy, non-invasive test performed in the comfort of your own home.
  • Helps establish a baseline in order to support treatment decisions.
  • Uncovers disease progression earlier by identifying nocturnal oxygen desaturations.
  • Early identification and intervention of symptoms may help patients feel better and breathe easier.
  • Experience improved outcomes and quality of life through treatments provided based off Oximetry results.
  • Inexpensive screening that yields valuable results that is covered by most insurance, including Medicare.
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How the Testing Process Works Through Lincare

Step 1: Visit your treating physician

Schedule an appointment with your healthcare provider to discuss your symptoms and the option of an overnight oximetry test. If they believe you may be in need of oxygen therapy or a pre-OSA screening, they may order an Overnight Oximetry test for you. The prescription is a requirement in order to initiate the test.

Step 2: Receive Pulse Oximeter from Lincare

You will receive your Overnight Oximetry device through Mail order or Home Delivery from your local Lincare Center once your treating prescriber has ordered the test. The device will come with written instructions from the IDTF and is not affiliated with Lincare.

Step 3: Perform the test by wearing oximeter overnight

Follow the IDTF-included instructions and wear the pulse oximeter throughout the entire night. This will record your pulse and oxygen saturation levels while you sleep. If there are any questions on how to perform the test, you will be provided a contact number directly to the IDTF for further assistance. Lincare is unable to assist with directions on the self-administer test and is only acting as the courier.

Step 4: Review results with the treating physician

Once your test is complete, you will return the Oximetry equipment to Lincare to upload your results. Once these test results are processed, an Overnight Oximetry report will be sent directly to your prescriber. Your prescriber will review the results and follow up with you regarding the test outcome and the next steps in your treatment.

Devices That May Be Provided to Assist With Overnight Oximetry Testing

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VPOD Ultra
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The Night Own Mini

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