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abnormal pulmonary function test results

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
What's the question?: As much as we'd like to, nobody here can advise you without our knowing what's troubling you, what your symptoms and signs are, and what you've been t ... Read More

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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
20 years experience Geriatrics
Yes: The test doesn't take to long to perform and interpret.
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
100% of predicted: A good one would be one as close to normal as possible. Too low a dlco/va means that there is likely an air-transfer blockage. Too high may point to ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Can only guess: That the quality was fair likely meaning that your efforts were not sufficient in performing the test.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roland El ghazal
13 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Possible obstruction: This particular test can detect a very early obstruction to the airflow (seen in diseases such as asthma/emphysema etc...) However there are people ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Adler
23 years experience Pediatric Critical Care
Pulmonary function: Pulmonary function testing generally requires a person to sit in a booth and breathe through a mouthpiece. A machine analyzes the flow and volume of a ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience Internal Medicine
PFT...: Pulmonary function tests are tests that measure your respiratory functioning. They will show if you have obstructive or restrictive lung disease as we ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Green
44 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Breathing test: The pulmonary function test measures how well air moves in and out of the lungs and what you lung capacity is. Basically you blow into a machine. You ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Moss
Dr. Gary Moss answered
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Test for asthma: It involves blowing into a tube which is connected to a computer. It measures a number of variables of airflow. Often, after getting a baseline, we ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Adler
23 years experience Pediatric Critical Care
Pulmonary function: Pulmonary function testing generally requires a person to sit in a booth and breathe through a mouthpiece. A machine analyzes the flow and volume of a ... Read More

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