Transient Tachypnea Of Newborn Diagnosis
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How to Diagnose Transient Tachypnea Of Newborn
The doctor will look at your pregnancy and labor history. He or she will also examine your baby and perform diagnostic tests.
Tests may include:
- Blood tests, such as:
- Complete blood count-to look for signs of infection, such as Pneumonia
- Blood culture-to look for signs of infection
- Blood gas determination-to check the oxygen level in the baby's blood; may be repeated throughout the hospital stay
- Chest x-ray -a radiograph of the lungs used to check for causes of respiratory problems
- Pulse-oximetry monitoring-a piece of tape containing an oxygen sensor is placed on the baby's foot. It is connected to a monitor that tells the doctor how well the lungs are working.
Often, transient tachypnea isn't diagnosed until the symptoms go away, usually by three days after birth.