Version 2.73

59408-5Oxygen saturation in Arterial blood by Pulse oximetryActive

Part Description

LP21258-6   Oxygen saturation
Oxygen saturation (sO2) is defined as the ratio of oxyhemoglobin to "active" hemoglobin (oxyhemoglobin + deoxyhemoglobin). Some say the term oxygen saturation has been erroneously redefined with a denominator of "total" instead of "active" hemoglobin, an ambiguity that can sometimes create confusion when viewing reported values from different instruments (Anesth Analg. 2007 Dec;105(6 Suppl):S5-9.) Oxygen saturation is commonly measured by blood gas analyzers and pulse oximetry. Source: Regenstrief LOINC

Fully-Specified Name

Oxygen saturation
Pulse oximetry

Additional Names

Short Name
SaO2 % BldA PulseOx

Associated Observations

This panel contains all of the "Special circumstances" LOINC codes that are used to report the specific context during which a particular measurement was taken, where that context may affect the measurement value. Circumstances that can affect measurement of certain variables include when the patient is asleep, in pain, crying, febrile, or during a period of apnea. This panel is attached to the generic LOINC code for each measurement so that the circumstance under which the measurement was taken can be reported along with the primary result.

LOINC Name R/O/C Cardinality Example UCUM Units
89263-8 Special circumstances associated observations panel
Indent10224-4 Hemodynamic method special circumstances
Indent55285-1 Glasgow coma score special circumstances
Indent55416-2 Oxymetry special circumstances
Indent8304-8 Body height special circumstances
Indent8337-8 Body weight special circumstances
Indent9278-3 Breath rate special circumstances
Indent9848-3 Body temperature special circumstances
Indent9855-8 Blood pressure special circumstances
Indent89299-2 Heart rate special circumstances

Basic Attributes

First Released
Version 2.32
Last Updated
Version 2.73
Common US Lab Results Rank

Reference Information

Type Source Reference
Mapping Guidance Regenstrief Help Functional oxygen saturation (SO2) Mapper’s Guide for the Top 2000 plus LOINC Laboratory Observations

Member of these Panels

LOINC Long Common Name
52748-1 Continuity Assessment Record and Evaluation (CARE) tool - Home Health Admission
52746-5 Continuity Assessment Record and Evaluation (CARE) tool - Interim
52744-0 Continuity Assessment Record and Evaluation (CARE) tool - Post Acute Care (PAC) - Admission
52745-7 Continuity Assessment Record and Evaluation (CARE) tool - Post Acute Care (PAC) - Discharge
55168-9 Data Elements for Emergency Department Systems (DEEDS) Release 1.1
88677-0 German Interdisciplinary Association of Intensive Care and Emergency Care Medicine - recommended MIND protocol set
75885-4 IEEE 11073 Rosetta panel
84429-0 Level 3 emergency medical services patient care report - recommended CDA R1 and R2 set
74293-2 Oncology plan of care and summary - recommended CDA set
55415-4 Oxygen saturation and therapy panel
43146-0 Oxygen saturation device panel
74028-2 Virtual Medical Record for Clinical Decision Support panel HL7.VMR-CDS
67795-5 Vital signs, weight, height, head circumference and oximetry panel HITSP
74728-7 Vital signs, weight, height, head circumference, oximetry, BMI, and BSA panel - HL7.CCDAr1.1
85353-1 Vital signs, weight, height, head circumference, oxygen saturation and BMI panel

Member of these Groups

LG33051-0 Oxygen saturation|MFr|Pt|Chal:None

Language Variants Get Info

zh-CNChinese (China)
fr-BEFrench (Belgium)
Saturation en oxygène:Fraction de masse:Temps ponctuel:Sang artériel:Quantitatif:Oxymétrie pulsée
fr-CAFrench (Canada)
Saturation en oxygène:Fraction de masse:Temps ponctuel:Sang artériel:Quantitatif:Oxymétrie pulsée
de-DEGerman (Germany)
Sauerstoffsättigung:Massenfraktion:Zeitpunkt:Blut arteriell:Quantitativ:Pulsoximetrie
it-ITItalian (Italy)
Saturazione dell'ossigeno:MFr:Pt:Sangue art:Qn:Pulsossimetria
pl-PLPolish (Poland)
wysycenie tlenem:Ułamek masy:Punkt w czasie:Krew tętnicza:ilościowy:Pulsoksymetria
pt-BRPortuguese (Brazil)
Saturação de Oxigênio::Pt:SgArt:Qn:Oximetria de pulso
ru-RURussian (Russian Federation)
Кислородом сатурация:МассДол:ТчкВрм:КрА:Колич:Пульсоксиметрия
es-MXSpanish (Mexico)
Saturación de oxígeno:Sr.:Punto temporal:BldA:Cuantitativo:Pulse oximetry
es-ESSpanish (Spain)
Saturación de Oxígeno:Fracción de masa:Punto temporal:Sangre arterial:Qn:Oximetría de pulso
tr-TRTurkish (Turkey)
Oksijen satürasyonu:KütlFr:Zmlı:KanArt:Kant:Puls oksimetri

Example Units

Unit Source
% Example UCUM Units

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