Pulmonary function testing is one of the main ways to diagnose and evaluate lung diseases like asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). TruDoc Medical LLC offers comprehensive pulmonary function testing at its Clifton, New Jersey, office. Triple board-certified Bassel Noumi, MD, and the team of pulmonary function testing experts are ready to help in the state-of-the-art lab, so call the office or schedule online now.
Pulmonary function testing evaluates your lungs in a variety of ways. Usually, the first pulmonary function test you have is spirometry.
This test involves breathing in and out deeply through a mouthpiece. Spirometry measures the quantity of air you can inhale and exhale and also how long it takes to exhale.
You repeat this short process a few times to get an accurate reading. If you have a condition like asthma, you may have spirometry testing twice. Once without any medication, and then again after you use an airway-opening medication. If there's a significant difference in the two results, the TruDoc Medical LLC team may diagnose asthma at that time.
You may also need other pulmonary function tests to determine the reason for your symptoms. These other tests include:
You may need a combination of tests based on your symptoms and suspected health issues. Pulmonary function testing can help to diagnose asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (bronchitis and emphysema), and other chronic respiratory illnesses.
Pulmonary function testing is a major part of the diagnostic process if you have certain symptoms, such as:
Additionally, you may need pulmonary function testing to check your lungs prior to surgery or to determine how well your current medications are working.
The TruDoc Medical LLC team compares your pulmonary function test results from one appointment to the next, over a period of years, to accurately track your condition and health.
The TruDoc Medical LLC team reviews your current medications with you before your scheduled pulmonary function test appointment. You may need to discontinue certain medications temporarily, as they may skew results.
TruDoc Medical LLC has a state-of-the-art pulmonary function testing lab where the team can expertly diagnose and monitor your health. Call the office or book an appointment using online scheduling now.