Pulmonary Function Testing (PFT) are tests that measure the amount of air in your lungs and the speed of the air moving through the airways. These tests allow your physician to assess the presence, cause, characteristics and location of respiratory illness. Your doctor can choose from a variety of tests.
A Respiratory Therapist specially trained in pulmonary function testing will perform your test. A Pulmonologist will interpret the results and provide your physician with a report.
Including, but not limited to:
Including but not limited to:
Hold Short Acting Beta Agonists (SABA) for 4 hours before testing unless directed otherwise by ordering physician. Including, but not limited to:
Hold Long Acting Beta Angonists (LABA) for 12 hours before testing unless directed otherwise by ordering physician. Including but not limited to:
Your ability to perform and follow the testing instructions will impact the quality of your test results.
After the test you will be able to return to your normal activity and diet.
You may receive a copy of your test results by contacting the Health Information Department at 509-946-4611, ext 2017.
PFTs must be ordered by a physician. To make an appointment call 509-946-4611 ext 2655.