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Pulmonary Function Test

The residents of all polluted cities, along with those who have a history of smoking or asthma, commonly experience a constantly declining lung capacity. Since early detection of most lung problems can result in its successful treatment, pulmonary function tests are immensely important, as they offer to evaluate and determine the functioning capacity of lungs.

The information that PFT (Pulmonary Function Test) results provide, can answer the following questions:

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1. How much air can your lungs hold?

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2. How fast can your lungs move the air in and out?

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3. How efficient are your lungs at moving oxygen into and carbon dioxide out of your blood?

What is a Pulmonary Function Test?

Pulmonary function tests are instantly carried out testing services that are completely safe and non-invasive. These tests provide a detailed evaluation of your lungs, reflecting how well your lungs are functioning, explaining how healthy your breathing is, and how effective the delivery of oxygen is to your body.

Pulmonary function tests offer the basic screenings for:

  • Asthma
  • Upper airway obstruction
  • Other causes of problematic respiratory symptoms

Not all patients can be screened with just the basic tests, so advanced pulmonary function testing is required for some of the patients to identify their specific pulmonary conditions, for example, lung cancer.

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pulmonary function testing

Manhattan Medical Arts offers access to the most advanced pulmonary function testing technology, carried out by our expert pulmonary physicians and technicians to provide an accurate diagnosis in a timely manner, along with the best treatment possibilities.

How is a PFT Performed?

The pulmonary function test procedure is a simple and instantly executed series of breathing tests, providing information on the lung’s size, air flow rate of your lungs, and the level of air pressure during breathing.

These series of tests can all be completed within a span of 90 minutes. And there are certain things that a patient should avoid prior to their tests, such as using inhalers (unless told otherwise), eating large meals, and smoking.

These are three tests that are a part of basic pulmonary function tests:

Spirometry

Spirometry

It is preferred by physicians to evaluate the health and functioning status of the lungs. To monitor the flow of air going in and out of the lungs, a patient is required to breathe into a spirometer, which is designed to determine the quantity and pace of air.

Plethysmography

Plethysmography

This test is designed to record the volume changes in the whole body as well as for a specific organ. This is carried out with the use of blood pressure cuffs or other appropriate sensors that are connected to the plethysmograph. This test measures the functional residual capacity of the lungs.

Diffusion Capacity Test

Diffusion Capacity Test

The functioning status of the alveoli in your lungs can easily be monitored using this test. It might also require the patient to inhale gases such as oxygen, helium, or even carbon dioxide.

How Long Do Pulmonary Function Test Results Take?

Spirometer being the pulmonary function test offered at Manhattan Medical Arts – once it has been completed, your designated physician will receive a copy of your test results right away; which is then shared, explained, and discussed in order to prescribe the appropriate treatment.

Why Choose Manhattan Medical Arts for PFT?

Manhattan Medical Arts offers the most reliable and detailed diagnostic testing, as well as treatment for all the diseases and conditions that are capable of having adverse effects on your lungs and consequently, breathing.

Our goal is to provide high-quality, accessible, cost-effective, and exceptional health care services for all – ensuring to meet the requirements, expectations, and highest safety standards.

To consult our board-certified physicians, you can schedule an appointment online, call us at 645-454-9000, or visit us at Manhattan Medical Arts – Where your needs come first.

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