This test helps determine how well your lungs are working.
Spirometry is a test that helps determine how well your lungs are working. It does this by measuring:
The test is usually done three times to increase its accuracy. Some of the key findings are:
Spirometry can help diagnose a variety of lung conditions, such as:
Spirometry can also be done to see if treatment has improved a chronic lung condition, such as asthma.
Prior to this test follow any instructions given to you by your healthcare provider. This may include:
To stop you from breathing through your nose, a clip will be placed on your nose during the test.
What should I ask my healthcare provider before having a spirometry?
After the test, you should know the results and what symptoms you should report to your healthcare provider. You should also understand all home care instructions and follow-up plans.
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