Pulmonary/lung function testing.
 
 

Pulmonary function testing can give measurements as to how well a patient's lungs are functioning.  Through a device called a spirometer, your doctor can provide you with valuable information on measured lung capacity and how fast air can be expelled from the lungs.  These tests are often ordered to diagnose asthma, COPD, or help in the work-up of unexplained cough or shortness of breath.  The test is simple, non-invasive and can be done at the time of your appointment.  The results are generated within minutes upon completion of the test and can be reviewed with you by your doctor.  Click on the link to learn more.