Sleep Laboratory - Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) Screening

Item / Test / Assay:

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) Screening


Test Method:

Sleep monitoring (only monitor the airflow, oxygen sat and breathing pattern) lesser parameters available


Turn Around Time / Release of Results:

Three (3) to five (5) working days


Specimen Requirement:

Minimum of six (6) to eight (8) hours of sleep


Patient Preparation:

  • Nail polish should be removed
  • For male patient: preferable that beards are shaved
  • Avoid antihistamine
  • Avoid decongestant
  • Avoid alcohol and caffeinated beverages


Special Considerations:

  • Skin allergies
  • Companion is required for pediatric, geriatric, and patient with special needs


Unit conducting the service:

Sleep Laboratory