Comprehensive Pulmonary Function Testing
Comprehensive pulmonary function testing is used to evaluate how well your lungs are performing.
Comprehensive lung function testing can:
- Diagnose lung conditions e.g. asthma, COPD, pulmonary fibrosis
- Measure the severity of disease
- Evaluate how well your treatment is going
- Assess your pre-operative risk
- Assess health status prior to employment.
The following respiratory function tests are performed at NT Medical Specialist
- Diffusing capacity
- Lung volumes
- Mannitol challenge tests
What you need to know prior to testing
Part of the testing measures the effect of bronchodilator medication, so it is important that you obtain your doctor’s permission to withhold the following medication prior to testing.
4 hours prior- No Airomir, Asmol, Atrovent, Bricanyl, Ventolin
12 hours prior- No Alvesco, Anoro, Breo, Bretaris, Brimica, Flixotide, Flutiform, Incruse, Onbrez, Oxis, Seebri, Seretide, Serevent, Spiolto, Spiriva, Symbicort, Ultibro
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