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How common is it for someone to need a pulmonary function test?

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Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Common test

Its a fairly common test used to quantify several different lung functions.
Quite useful.

In brief: Common test

Its a fairly common test used to quantify several different lung functions.
Quite useful.
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
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Dr. Andrew Murphy
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Not very

Pft's are used to evaluate patients with breathing problems that the physician thinks is related to the lungs.
If one does not have breathing problems related to the lungs then in general pft's are not indicated.

In brief: Not very

Pft's are used to evaluate patients with breathing problems that the physician thinks is related to the lungs.
If one does not have breathing problems related to the lungs then in general pft's are not indicated.
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Dr. Andrew Murphy
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