Pulmonary Function Test (PFT)

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What is a Pulmonary Function Test (PFT)?

A Pulmonary Function Test is a non-invasive test that shows how well your lungs are working. It specifically measures your lung volume, capacity, rates of flow, and gas exchange (O2 and CO2). The results from a Pulmonary Function Test can be used to help healthcare providers diagnosis types of lung diseases, such as Obstructive and Restrictive lung disease, and common airway issues like asthma.

Why you should get a Pulmonary Function Test (PFT) at Atlantic Exercise Physiology?

  • A PFT test is included with every exercise test.

  • We provide a quick and simple test to learn about your lung health.

  • Your results with be integrated with the PNOĒ Metabolic Analyzer Systems.

  • This information helps our exercise physiologist understand variables that may be limiting your exercise capacity and in turn appropriate create an exercise​ prescription for you.

  • You are able to take your results to your physician and other healthcare providers to discuss.

  • We provide respiratory muscle training using the world's first and only device, IDIAG P100 that provides all forms of respiratory muscle training in a single unit. Training your respiratory muscles promotes:

    • Greater performance capacity​

    • Shorter recovery times

    • Efficient training session planning through customizable training settings

How do I prepare for a Pulmonary Function Test (PFT)? 

  1. Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing to the appointment.

  2. Continue to take all prescribed medication unless directed to stop by a physician.

  3. PFT is include in every service, with the exception of Medical Body Composition Analysis.​​

What to expect during a Pulmonary Function Test (mBCA) Test? 

  1. You will be asked to sit in a chair, while wearing a nose clip.

  2. You will be instructed to breath through a cylinder mouth piece.

  3. For the test, you will be taking a deep breath in followed by a quick and forceful breath out.

  4. The test takes less than 1 minute to complete.

  5. The test may be repeat for consistency or due to improper performance during initial test. ​

What happens after a Pulmonary Function Test (PFT)?

  1. The results of the test will be integrated with the PNOĒ Metabolic Analyzer System and reviewed when you receive your Fitness Report.

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