Pulse oximetry

Pulse oximetry measures blood oxygen levels. It indicates what percentage of the red blood pigment hemoglobin is oxygenated.

It can provide information about

  • Oxygen deficiency in the case of lung diseases, such as pneumonia or an asthma attack
  • Oxygen deficiency in the case of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome


The patient wears a small finger or nose sensor. The results are saved over 24 hours and assessed at the heart and lung practice.

Dark nail polish or false fingernails can alter the results. We ask that patients refrain from wearing these during the test.


3 – 8 hours (nighttime recording during sleep)

Pneumologe legt Polygraphie an


Spalenring 147
4055 Basel

T +41 848 121 121

Opening hours

Monday – Friday
07:30 – 18:00 h


Public transport
Bus no. 50
Tram no. 1, no. 6 Brausebad

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