In-Home Health Care Testing
Who We Are
ARL has been giving quality in-home testing and care since 2008 and accepts most insurances including Medicare.
We specialize in testing that meets insurance requirements for payment for respiratory home therapies with compassion and integrity. When we are in the home we try to intercede in any care issues that we see, sometimes being the only healthcare providers seeing potential problems in the home with a healthcare vision.
In-Home Testing Services
In-Home EEG Sleep Studies
EEG stands for electroencephalogram. A sleep EEG is a recording of the electrical activity of the brain while you are awake and then asleep. It involves having small discs (electrodes) which record the activity attached to your scalp using paste. You may also be asked to breathe deeply or look at bright flashing lights at some point during the recording (these are called activation techniques). The test usually takes up to 2 hours.
Spirometry (spy-ROM-uh-tree) is a common test used to assess how well your lungs work by measuring how much air you inhale, how much you exhale and how quickly you exhale.
Spirometry is used to diagnose asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other conditions that affect breathing. Spirometry may also be used periodically to monitor your lung condition and check whether a treatment for a chronic lung condition is helping you breathe better.
Third Party Oxygen Evaluations
This test is used to qualify for various home oxygen programs. A home oxygen assessment includes monitoring oxygen levels on room air, a possible arterial blood gas (if oxygen levels low), as well as the possibility of a walking oxygen level test.
A small probe is placed on the patient’s finger to monitor oxygen levels. If the level is low, then an arterial blood gas will be performed. A walking test may then be performed if the blood oxygen level falls within a certain range. The walking test consists of the patient walking with a probe on their finger, while breathing in room air. If levels drop for a specific duration of time during the walking test, the patient is placed on oxygen for 5 to 10 minutes. During this time, we will be continuously monitoring oxygen levels.
A PAP evaluation looks at the positive pressure in the airway required to keep the airway open and prevents airway closure. This causes sleep apnea.