PULMONARY FUNCTION TEST

Pulmonary Function Tests are commonly used to diagnose variety of lung diseases e.g. COPD, asthma etc.

To help our pulmonologists diagnose, manage, and treat lung disease; there are a number of procedures and tests they may perform. Pulmonary function tests are one of the basic tests (PFT) that are helpful to diagnose and monitor variety of lung disorders.

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Pulmonary function tests are helpful for a number of reasons. They may be used to:

  • Measure the different aspects of lung function
  • Help determine the cause of shortness of breath
  • Help confirm lung diseases such as asthma, COPD, interstitial lung disease, etc.
  • Measure how a lung disease is progressing or how serious the lung disease has become
  • Assess how a patient is responding to different treatments

Pulmonary function tests are important since many kinds of lung problems can be successfully treated if detected early. We perform a variety of pulmonary function tests at our pulmonary function test lab including:

  • Spirometry
  • Lung volumes
  • Diffusion capacity
  • Simple pulmonary stress test (exercise desaturation study)
  • Methacholine inhalation challenge

We also partner with pulmonary function test labs associated with Holy Spirit Hospital® and PinnacleHealth® to provide other complex tests including arterial blood gas analysis, comprehensive cardiopulmonary exercise test, and high altitude simulation testing.


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