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A Home Sleep Test, or HST, is similar to lab studies in that it involves the use of a portable monitoring system equipped with a small recording device, sensors, belts and cables.
Home Sleep Test is used to diagnose Sleep Apnea and Oxygen levels. The Home Sleep Test will not diagnosis other sleep issues such as Restless Leg Syndrome, Insomnia, Narcolepsy or Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome.
A preliminary appointment with your primary care physician or our sleep physician is needed to evaluate your signs and symptoms and to decide which sleep study is best for you. Once your PCP determines your eligibility for a home sleep study, they will typically forward your order to our office.
Once your order has been received by the order intake office of GTSSC, your insurance will be verified and you will be contacted by our office to schedule the delivery of the equipment. Technical support will be provided for any questions or concerns you may have.
The test requires at least six hours in bed, with a minimum for two hours of sleep. You will be asked to test for two consecutive nights to achieve the testing requirements.
After the two nights of testing, you will return the unit to GTSSC. The data on the equipment will be processed the same day it is returned back and a sleep
specialist will review the results. GTSSC will contact you within 24 hours to
discuss the results and treatment options. The results will also be sent directly to
your referring Physician.
If the home sleep test turns out to be inconclusive, or some other disorder is suspected, an overnight sleep study in the sleep lab may still be needed.