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What types of test will my doctor administer to determine if I have pulmonary fibrosis?

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Tests...

Testing for pulmonary fibrosis typically includes pulmonary function testing as well as a chest ct scan.
Other possible tests may include arterial blood has analysis and pulse ox. Further testing, including blood work, depends on what your doctor thinks the pulmonary fibrosis is due to.

In brief: Tests...

Testing for pulmonary fibrosis typically includes pulmonary function testing as well as a chest ct scan.
Other possible tests may include arterial blood has analysis and pulse ox. Further testing, including blood work, depends on what your doctor thinks the pulmonary fibrosis is due to.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Dr. Michael DePietro
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
1 doctor agrees

In brief: CT scan, biopsy

There are several kinds of pulmonary fibrosis, a ct scan of the chest can help sort them out by the xray patterns of disease seen.
Some are associated with connective tissue problems like lupus or rheumatoid arthritis & blood tests can help identify these. Pulmonary function tests help characterize disease severity. Finally if the diagnosis is still in doubt a biopsy of the lung can be done.

In brief: CT scan, biopsy

There are several kinds of pulmonary fibrosis, a ct scan of the chest can help sort them out by the xray patterns of disease seen.
Some are associated with connective tissue problems like lupus or rheumatoid arthritis & blood tests can help identify these. Pulmonary function tests help characterize disease severity. Finally if the diagnosis is still in doubt a biopsy of the lung can be done.
Dr. Michael DePietro
Dr. Michael DePietro
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Dr. Aaron Milstone
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology

In brief: Variety of Tests

Classically a variety of tests are needs including breathing tests (pulmonary function testing), chest xray and a high resolution scan (ct) of the chest.

In brief: Variety of Tests

Classically a variety of tests are needs including breathing tests (pulmonary function testing), chest xray and a high resolution scan (ct) of the chest.
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Dr. Aaron Milstone
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