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Can a regular spirometry test not big machine show what stage COPD is? I did the small one that u blow into a few times and was told stage 3 COPD ?

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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
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In brief: COPD

There are hand held spirometers that can make a diagnosis of COPD.
For stage IIi you needs FEV1/FVC <0.7 and FEV1 between 30-50% so it can be made by the hand held spirometers. https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/copd/diagnosis http://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0701/p87.html

In brief: COPD

There are hand held spirometers that can make a diagnosis of COPD.
For stage IIi you needs FEV1/FVC <0.7 and FEV1 between 30-50% so it can be made by the hand held spirometers. https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/copd/diagnosis http://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0701/p87.html
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