How will I be notified of the results?

You will be notified of your baby's pulse oximetry result by a member of your baby’s health care team performing the test. If your baby does not pass the screen, your baby's provider will arrange for further testing and evaluation to determine if your baby has a critical congenital heart disease (CCHD). Additional testing may include: 

  • A repeat pulse oximetry screen.
  • An echocardiogram (an ultrasound of the heart).
  • An electrocardiogram (tests the electrical activity of the heart).
  • A chest x-ray.

Depending on the results of follow-up testing, your baby may need to see a pediatric cardiologist (heart specialist).

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1. What can pulse oximetry screening detect in newborns?
2. How will I be notified of the results?
3. What if my baby does not pass the screening?
4. Can a newborn pass the pulse oximetry screen and still have CCHD?
5. Why is pulse oximetry screening important?