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Abnormal pulmonary function test results

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
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
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 37 years experience
Ask for copy report: I would suggest reviewing them with your physician and asking for the report interpretation after taking the test.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 22 years experience
Yes: The test doesn't take to long to perform and interpret.
Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine 18 years experience
Yes, good: Pfts can be read in minutes, and take 10-30 minutes to perform. If you get them just prior to your visit, bring them and your pulmonologist can read... Read More
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Maybe...: The pulmonary function test is performed by a respiratory therapist (usually) and then a pulmonologist interprets the test and sends the result to yo... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 58 years experience
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
Dr. Michael Sanders
Pulmonology 17 years experience
See below: A normal DLCO on a PFT is between 80 and 120% of predicted.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 58 years experience
Can only guess: That the quality was fair likely meaning that your efforts were not sufficient in performing the test.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roland El ghazal
A Verified Doctoranswered
15 years experience
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
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Adler
Pediatric Critical Care 25 years experience
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
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
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 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Moss
30 years experience
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
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Adler
Pediatric Critical Care 25 years experience
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
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Diaz
18 years experience
PFT: This test can be highly variable. The quality of the test can depend on several things. The patient performing the test has to really give it a good... Read More
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