Thank you for your request! An oxygen specialist will be contacting you shortly. Sorry, we encountered a problem. We are having issues handling your request. Please call us. The oxygen level in your blood can be precisely measured using a blood test known as an arterial blood gas ABG study.
Hypoxemia is a below-normal level of oxygen in your blood, specifically in the arteries. Hypoxemia is a sign of a problem related to breathing or circulation, and may result in various symptoms, such as shortness of breath. Hypoxemia is determined by measuring the oxygen level in a blood sample taken from an artery arterial blood gas. It can also be estimated by measuring the oxygen saturation of your blood using a pulse oximeter — a small device that clips to your finger.
Your blood oxygen level is a measure of how much oxygen your red blood cells are carrying. Your body closely regulates your blood oxygen level. Maintaining the precise balance of oxygen-saturated blood is vital to your health.