What Is a Pulmonary Function Test?
Pulmonary function testing or spirometry is actually a group of non-invasive diagnostic tests that measure how well the lungs are working in taking in and releasing air, including how they are moving gases such as oxygen from the atmosphere throughout the body’s circulatory system. This test also known as a PFT test or functional testing is performed in our Beverly Hills office.
A spirometry and lung capacity test can help our physicians diagnose lung disease or monitor lung conditions currently being treated. Functional testing is easy and does not require any prior preparations. This breath test takes approximately 15 minutes or so to perform and is routinely performed as a part of an annual physical.