Spirometry (PFT)

Spirometry is a common test used to assess how well your lungs work by measuring how much air you inhale, how much you exhale and how quickly you exhale. Spirometry is used to diagnose asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other conditions that affect breathing.


How to prepare for Spirometry.

You shouldn’t smoke one hour before a spirometry test. You’ll also need to avoid alcohol that day as well. Eating too large of a meal could also impact your ability to breathe.

Don’t wear clothing that’s so tight that it could restrict your breathing. We will provide you with instructions about whether you should avoid using inhaled breathing medications or other medications.


What to expect during the test.

During the spirometry test you would be asked to breath very fast and forceful as possible in which it might give you very mild dizziness.


If required we would provide you with bronchial dilator in which you will be asked to perform the same test for second time after 20-30 minutes to check for reversibility.