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What is a Pulmonary Function tests

A 41-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
Dr. Michael Sanders
Pulmonology 16 years experience
PFT's: are tests that look at your lung function. They are used to tell if you have obstructive disease by looking at how much air you can blow out; they ca... Read More

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine 29 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
Dr. Michael Sanders
Pulmonology 16 years experience
PFT's: are tests that look at your lung function. They are used to tell if you have obstructive disease by looking at how much air you can blow out; they ca... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Tholen
Plastic Surgery 41 years experience
Checks lung function: Pfts check numerous areas of lung capacity, flow rates, etc. And are useful in treating/diagnosing emphysema, copd, restrictive ariway diseases, asthm... Read More
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Dr. Hanriet Minasian
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Sometimes: Sme physicians have a spirometer in the office that does some pulmonary function testing. Most hospitals will also have a respiratory lab where pfts ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmed Radwan
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Short answer is: Yes: You may have a mild form with little exacerbation but a reactive airway disease is present. If there are no exacerbations, no treatment is necessary,
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 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
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Can only guess: That the quality was fair likely meaning that your efforts were not sufficient in performing the test.
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
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
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

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