Our technicians perform spirometry and DLCO for our patients in the clinic on Mondays and Fridays.
Spirometry is a common test used to assess how well your lungs work by measuring how much air you inhale, how much you exhale and how quickly you exhale.
Spirometry is used to diagnose asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other conditions that affect breathing. Spirometry may also be used periodically to monitor your lung condition and check whether a treatment for a chronic lung condition is helping you breathe better.
A test of the diffusing capacity of the lungs for carbon monoxide (DLCO) is one of the most clinically valuable tests of lung function. Diffusing capacity (also known as transfer factor) is measured using small volumes of carbon monoxide (CO) and measures the transfer of CO across the alveolar-capillary membrane. DLCO can assist in the identification, assessment of severity and monitoring of a wide range of disease processes affecting the lung parenchyma and pulmonary vascular bed