Pulmonary function tests measure different variables of your lung function and breathing. At Arizona Chest & Sleep Medicine, the team uses the in-house MiniBox™ pulmonary function testing system to assess your lung function with precision.
Spirometry involves breathing into a mouthpiece connected to a machine via a tube according to the team’s instructions. The machine takes measurements as you breathe, and the device is easy to use.
The team at Arizona Chest & Sleep Medicine uses pulmonary function tests to measure lung function as a way of making diagnoses, evaluating the success of treatments, and preparing for surgery. The tests are simple, safe, and noninvasive.
Pulmonary function tests measure multiple parameters of lung function. The normal values of each parameter vary based on your age, height, gender, and other personal details. The team at Arizona Chest & Sleep Medicine also compares your measurements to any pulmonary function tests you’ve had in the past.
Your pulmonary function test measures:
If the team detects any unusual measurements during your pulmonary function test, or if your results have changed since the last test, they recommend further testing.
Pulmonary function tests evaluate many lung and airway disorders and diseases. The team might recommend the test initially if you arrive at Arizona Chest & Sleep Medicine with concerning symptoms like shortness of breath or wheezing. The test can diagnose or evaluate:
As soon as your results are available, the team reviews them with you and tells you what they mean for the future of your treatment. After a pulmonary function test, they may update your treatment plan to suit your needs better.
If you experience breathing problems, call Arizona Chest & Sleep Medicine to determine if you need pulmonary function testing today. You can also schedule an appointment online.