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Pulmonary Function Tests

Pulmonary Function Tests

Breathing tests can be useful to determine your lung capacities and to evaluate whether you have asthma or other forms of lung disease.

 

Are there any side effects?

The tests are easy to perform, safe and well tolerated. Some people find that wearing a nose clip is uncomfortable, others, particularly very young or elderly people, find the breathing manoeuvres difficult to perform. Occasionally inhaled bronchodilators may cause transient perceptible increases in the heart rate, but this soon passes.

When will the result be ready?

Results will be generated by computer immediately after the test, however it is mandatory that they be reviewed by a pulmonary specialist who will then issue a report, which is then forwarded to you and your doctor within 2 days