If a more accurate measurement is needed, a blood sample will be taken.
Oximetry may be used continuously or may be used at specified intervals.
The risks associated with oximetry are rare. However, there is a risk of skin breakdown if a sensor is left in the same spot for long periods of time.
This information is not intended to replace advice given to you by your health care provider. Make sure you discuss any questions you have with your health care provider.
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