Pulmonary Function Testing

Pulmonary function tests measure oxygen volumes and flows, and how well oxygen diffuses into the blood. The same test can be performed measuring metabolic capacities while a patient is at rest and with exercise.

Types of pulmonary function tests

  • Spirometry
  • Lung volumes by plethysmography
  • Diffusion capacity
  • Exercise stress testing with gas exchange
  • ECG recordings
  • Asthma assessments include methacholine and exercise challenge
  • Metabolic testing by indirect calorimetry
  • Six minute walk sub-maximal exercise testing
  • Arterial blood gas test (blood test for oxygenation and ventilation)

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Providence Pulmonary and Sleep Disorder Clinic - Spokane

Providence Centralia Hospital

South Sound Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine

Providence St. Joseph's Hospital

Providence Mount Carmel Hospital

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