Pulmonary function testing

Pulmonary function testing

What is Pulmonary Function Testing?

Pulmonary Function Testing also known as PFTs,is a non-invasive test that shows how well the lungs are working. The tests measure the several things including lung volume, capacity, rates of flow, and gas exchange.It helps your doctor to diagnose and decide the treatment of certain lung disorders.  PFT can be done with 2 methods, one is Spirometry and other is Plethysmography.

At Ridge Medical Associates, we do in office spirometry for diagnosis and management of respiratory disorders such as COPD and asthma.

The test will be conduct by one of our medical assistants

Preparation:

1) Do not smoke before the test

2) Don’t eat heavy meal before the test

3) Wear loose and comfortable clothing

 

To make an appointment with one of our physicians, please call 863-679-8000 or visit: http://ridgemedicalassociates.com/appointments/