Overview

Diagnostic tests to check how well the lungs are working are available at the Pulmonary Physiology Lab.

Diagnostic Tests

Arterial Blood Gases (ABG):
A blood test drawn to assess the Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide levels in your blood.

Pulmonary Function Test (PFT):
A breathing test administered by licensed therapists to determine your lung function. The most common PFTs are “complete” and consist of spirometry with or without bronchodilator, lung volumes, diffusion studies, and an ABG. Respiratory tests can be ordered separately as well. The test is performed sitting and usually takes 1-½ hours to complete. The test is interpreted by a pulmonologist and faxed to your physician.

Pulse Oximetry:
A test performed at rest to determine a patient’s Oxygen Saturation.

Hours

Opened on Saturday – Thursday

8:00 am – 11:30 am

4:00 pm – 8:30 pm