Pulmonary function tests

PFTs; Spirometry; Spirogram; Lung function tests

Pulmonary function tests are a group of tests that measure breathing and how well the lungs are functioning.

Spirometry

Spirometry is a painless study of air volume and flow rate within the lungs. Spirometry is frequently used to evaluate lung function in people with obstructive or restrictive lung diseases such as asthma or cystic fibrosis.

Match test

The match test is one of many tests that evaluate pulmonary function. The test is performed by blowing out a match with forceful exhalation of the breath without puckering the lips.

How the Test is Performed

How to Prepare for the Test

How the Test will Feel

Why the Test is Performed

Normal Results

What Abnormal Results Mean

Risks