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Pulmonary function tests

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Adler
Pediatric Critical Care 24 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

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Depends: A full lung function test may cost several hundred dollars. Those you get at a doctor's office is usually reimbursed at around $50 by the insurer. Pr... Read More
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Allergy and Immunology 33 years experience
Variable: Spirometry is the most common pulmonary function test to assess for asthma and other obstructive lung diseases. My fee is $35. To assess for asthma,... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Adler
Pediatric Critical Care 24 years experience
Pulmonary function: The purpose of doing pulmonary function testing pre- and post- bronchodilator can help to determine responsiveness to the therapy thereby suggesting a... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
See below: Pfts are usually performed and interpreted by pulmonologists but any internal medicine trained doctor can interpret them. Stress tests are usually do... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Pulmonology 27 years experience
45 Minutes: It takes approximately 45 minutes to complete full pulmonary function tests. The first part of the test will involve measurement of your spirometry (... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Josa
Allergy and Immunology 39 years experience
Accurate: The test is accurate and reproducible but highly dependent on effort and technique. The results are an assessment of lung function. It can detect as... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Allergy and Immunology 33 years experience
Yes and No: When asthma is controlled, there should be normal lung function tests. Even individuals with mild asthma can have severe attacks (with decreased lung... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Oswari
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Yes: As long as they are trained and have the right equipment, they definitely can.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mathew Chengot
Cardiology 43 years experience
Cardiologist: Cardiologist and pulmonary specialist.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
1st pulmonologist: You need to consult a pulmonologist to find out the cause for your lung function loss (you didn't specify which measurement was at 40%) before you con... Read More

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