Pulmonary function tests are a group of tests that measure how well the lungs take in and release air and how well they move the gases such as oxygen from the atmosphere into the bodys' circulation.
Pulmonary Function Tests are also called Spirometry, or Lung volume tests.
In a spirometry test you breath into a mouthpiece that is connected to an instrument called a Spirometer. The spirometer records the amount and the rate of air that you breath in and out over a period of time.
Pulmonary function tests are performed for the purpose of diagnosing certain types of lung disease, like asthma, bronchitis and emphysema.
These tests can also find the cause of shortness of breath and access the effects of some of the medications being used to treat the diseaes.
Results of your test are sent to your provider so they are able to discuss treatment plans and options with you.
Overall our Test will take about 30 minutes and require you to give several deep breaths, your provider will discuss with you the necessary things to do to prepare for the test.