ABPM Near Me

What is ABPM?

Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) is a non-invasive method of obtaining blood pressure readings over a 24-hour period, whilst the patient is in their own environment, representing a true reflection of their blood pressure.

What does ambulatory blood pressure monitoring involve?

Blood pressure is measured over a 24-hour period, using auscultatory or oscillometry devices, and requires use of a cuff. The monitor takes blood pressures every 20 minutes (less frequently overnight – eg, one-hourly).

Who should get a ABPM?

Your doctor might order an ABPM if you have these indications:

  1. Suspected white-coat hypertension (including in pregnancy)
  2. Suspected masked hypertension (untreated subject with normal clinic BP and elevated ABP)
  3. Suspected nocturnal hypertension or no night time reduction in BP (dipping)
  4. Hypertension despite appropriate treatment
  5. Patients with a high risk of future cardiovascular events (even if clinic BP is normal)
  6. Suspected episodic hypertension

Ambulatory BP monitoring may also be useful for:

  1. titrating antihypertensive therapy
  2. borderline hypertension
  3. hypertension detected early in pregnancy
  4. suspected or confirmed sleep apnoea
  5. syncope or other symptoms suggesting orthostatic hypotension, where this cannot be demonstrated in the clinic

How do I prepare? Do I need to fast?

No preparation or fasting required. Just bring your LabFinder Order and Insurance Card to your appointment.

When will I receive my results?

Once completed, you will receive your results within 3-5 business days in your LabFinder portal.

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