What is Pulmonary Function Testing?

Pulmonary function testing, often referred to as lung function testing or spirometry, is a series of diagnostic tests used to assess how well a person’s lungs are functioning. These tests measure various aspects of lung capacity and airflow, helping healthcare providers diagnose and monitor lung conditions such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and pulmonary fibrosis. 

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What are the Benefits?

Pulmonary function testing offers several significant benefits in assessing and managing lung health. First and foremost, it helps diagnose various lung conditions, such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and pulmonary fibrosis, by providing objective measurements of lung function. These tests also help determine the severity of these conditions and guide treatment decisions.

Am I a Candidate?

Candidates for pulmonary function testing typically include individuals with symptoms or risk factors related to lung conditions, like asthma or chronic bronchitis. This may include people experiencing respiratory symptoms such as chronic cough, shortness of breath, wheezing, or chest discomfort.

What Can I Expect During Testing?

During pulmonary function testing, patients breathe into a device called a spirometer, which records data on lung volume and airflow. The tests can assess vital lung parameters such as forced expiratory volume (FEV1), forced vital capacity (FVC), and peak expiratory flow (PEF). By analyzing these measurements, the team at Laguna Allergy can make informed decisions about the diagnosis, treatment, and disease management for patients with lung disorders. 

Schedule Pulmonary Function Testing in Aliso Viejo, CA

Drs. Gillian Bassirpour and Kristen Walters, board certified allergists, provide testing at our boutique in Aliso Viejo. As healthcare professionals and moms, their mission is to tailor our services to every family member’s needs. We also provide a retail space, featuring children’s’ books about allergies and other products. To find out how Laguna Allergy can assist with pulmonary function testing, please click the appointment button below or give us a call at 949-287-4900.

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Our dedicated team goes above and beyond to provide personalized and exceptional care, ensuring every patient receives the highest level of attention, comfort, and satisfaction. Call (949) 287-4900 or fill out the form below to get elevated allergy care today!