Pulmonary Function Testing

The Pulmonary Function Laboratory is a state-of-the-art, full service facility with the ability to perform diagnostic and monitoring tests for all types of lung diseases. The Laboratory has multiple sites for testing within the medical center. Our highly trained staff creates a comfortable testing environment and is experienced in answering questions about the procedures that we perform.

Indications for Pulmonary Function Testing

Your doctor may send you for pulmonary function testing for a variety of reasons including obtaining general information about your lung health. Some specific reasons for testing include the following:

  • To detect the presence or absence of lung disease
  • To assess the extent of lung disease
  • To assess the effect of treatment you are receiving
  • To measure the effects of occupational or environmental exposure
  • To assess your risk for complications from a contemplated surgical procedure
  • To evaluate you for pulmonary disability
  • To assess your level of fitness