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What role do oximetry tests play in pulmonary fibrosis treatment?

Oximetry tests can help doctors diagnose pulmonary fibrosis, as well as monitor the progression of the disease. Oximetry tests measure how much oxygen is circulating in your bloodstream. The test is simple and painless - a small device is clipped onto your finger or earlobe, and the device measures your oxygen amounts. Oximetry can help track the course of the pulmonary fibrosis as accurately as a chest x-ray, if not more.

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