PULMONARY FUNCTION TEST

Pulmonary Function Test measures how well ones lungs are working, capacity of your lungs and breathing patterns.

Why is a Pulmonary Function Test required?

  • To diagnose certain types of lung diseases (asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, etc..)
  • To find the cause of shortness of breath or exposure to toxins/chemicals

Length of appointment:

Approximately 30 minutes.

Preparation for Test:

It is recommended to not eat a heavy meal prior to the test and avoid caffeinated foods/drinks. Do not smoke or complete heavy exercises for at least 6 hours prior to the test. Wear loose clothing that won’t restrict your breathing.