Lung function test, also known as spirometry, is a diagnostic test that measures how well a patient’s lungs are functioning. This test is performed by having the patient breathe into a device called a spirometer, which measures the amount of air a patient can inhale and exhale, as well as how fast they can do so.
Spirometry is commonly used to diagnose and monitor lung conditions such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and lung fibrosis. The test measures lung function by measuring the patient’s forced vital capacity (FVC), forced expiratory volume (FEV1), and peak expiratory flow (PEF).
At United Hearts Hospital and Clinics, our team of highly trained respiratory therapists and pulmonologists perform spirometry tests using the latest technology. The test is non-invasive and usually takes about 10-15 minutes to complete. The results are then analyzed by our medical team and used to make a diagnosis or monitor the progress of a patient’s treatment.
Spirometry is an essential tool in the diagnosis and management of lung conditions and can provide valuable information about a patient’s lung function. At United Hearts Hospital and Clinics, we ensure that our patients receive accurate and timely results to ensure that they receive the best possible care.