Pulmonary Function Testing

Shortness of breath can be a symptom of many serious respiratory diseases. Many other diseases of the body can secondarily affect the lungs. Pulmonary function testing can help diagnose many of these disorders so that effective treatment can be
prescribed.

Texas Pulmonary & Critical Care Consultants now provides comprehensive testing to help make more informed decisions.

Complete Pulmonary Function Testing includes:

  • Spirometry Pre/Post Bronchodilation
  • Lung Volumes
  • Diffusion Studies

Optional Studies include:

  • Maximum Inspiratory Pressures
  • Maximum Expiratory Pressures
  • Maximum Voluntary Ventilation
  • Pulse Oximetry
  • Ambulation Oximetry
  • Complete or partial testing may be performed

We also utilize the Shape-HF Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing System to assess the source of dyspnea, including potential heart disease, in patients where the source is not clear after routine testing. 

Our comprehensive testing process

All tests are performed by highly-trained Respiratory Care Practitioners or Pulmonary Function Technologists. We strive to provide easy registration and fast, accurate
results - usually with 48-hour turnaround.

There is no facilities fee.  There isn't even a fee for parking. All studies will include an interpretation by a board certified Pulmonologist.

Who can benefit?

If patients have experienced any of the following, then pulmonary function testing can provide in-depth knowledge to aid in diagnosing and treating pulmonary and respiratory problems or conditions:

  • Shortness of Breath
  • Wheezing
  • Coughing
  • History of Smoking
  • Pre-operative Testing
  • COPD
  • Asthma
  • Environmental Exposure
  • Interstitial Disease
  • Neuromuscular Disease
  • Cardiac Disease         
           


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