This noninvasive test measures your lung volume, capacity, flow rates, and gas exchange. All of these factors combine to tell us if you have some sort of lung disease or disorder, as well as what the best form of treatment may be moving forward.
Our PFT test can show us how much air your lungs draw in, how much you exhale per minute, how much air is left in the lungs after exhalation, your lung capacity, and much more. We create a full picture around your concerns, allowing us to suggest the best possible treatment
Our respiratory team will walk you through every step of the process, including preparing you for the test and then through the test itself. The pulmonary functions test involves a series of breathing in specific ways. You’ll be instructed by your test administrator and observed for symptoms of poor perfusion. Once the test is complete, your pulmonologist will interpret all the numbers — including total lung capacity, residual volume, tidal volume, and other important values obtained from the PFT — to make a clinical diagnosis and develop a treatment plan.