Sleep Study

What is this test?
In-laboratory, attended polysomnography (PSG) is a diagnostic test for sleep-related breathing disorders, and it is also used in conjunction with the clinical history and other tests to diagnose a variety of additional sleep disorders, including narcolepsy, sleep-related movement disorders, and certain parasomnias. During PSG, the patient sleeps while connected to a variety of monitoring devices that record physiologic variables. Patterns of physiologic abnormalities during sleep may be diagnostic of sleep-disordered breathing as well as many other sleep disorders.

In selected patients, the diagnostic evaluation for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may be performed at home without a technician in attendance. Home sleep apnea testing is only useful for the diagnosis of OSA in selected patients; it is not a substitute for PSG when other sleep disorders are suspected.

How will this test be scheduled?

You will be provided with the contact information for our preferred sleep lab. However, the sleep lab will call you to schedule your test once they receive the referral and prior authorization from our office, this usually takes less than one week.

Special Instructions to Prepare for your Test?

None, unless otherwise indicated by your physician.

Next Steps Following my Test.  When do I get my Result?

Your physician will review your results and will instruct the staff on next steps if the test is abnormal. If it is abnormal and additional testing, supplemental oxygen, durable medical equipment including CPAP, BiPAP or ASV, or a change to your existing therapy is required, we will reach out to relay the next steps with you or schedule an appointment with your physician if necessary.

Of course, should you have any questions regarding this test please phone the office at 610-383-6033

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