Monthly Archives: March 2013

PFT’s- The Ins And Outs

Pulmonary Function Tests (PFT’s) are usually ordered in several parts, spirometry, body plethysmography and diffusion studies. Spirometry: Most commonly ordered test to find out if you have Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Often this test is repeated after giving you breathing medications to find out how much improvement you get with these medications. This test Read More…

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Don’t Take My Breath Away!

Don’t Take My Breath Away! A Pulmonary Function Test (PFT) is a breathing test that measures air movement in and out of the lungs and how well oxygen enters the body. There are several types but the most common are spirometry, body plethysmography and diffusion studies.   As with any medical tests, certain criteria must Read More…

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