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Lung function tests that can quickly help to diagnose why you are having breathing problems.

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Lung Function Tests

What is a lung function test (PFT) used for?

Lung function tests are a range of tests used to measure how well your lungs work and can help diagnose the cause of breathing problems.

These tests measure how much air your lungs can take in and how fast you can blow this out, to see whether your lung capacity is in the normal range. Lung function tests also measure how well your lungs deliver oxygen to your blood and how strong your breathing muscles are.

A range of conditions can be diagnosed using these tests including:

·       Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) – which includes a range of lung diseases that can cause breathlessness, frequent chest infections and a phlegmy cough.

·       Asthma – which leads to shortness of breath and is often caused by allergies.

·       Pulmonary fibrosis – where scarring of the lungs can cause shortness of breath.

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What is a spirometry lung function test?

Spirometry is the most common lung function test and it measures how much air you can move out of your lungs and how quickly. The test is very simple and you will be asked to breathe into a mouthpiece attached to a spirometer which records the results. The results can then be printed out on a chart called a spirogram.

A spirometry can measure a range of lung functions including the amount of air you can exhale with force after a deep inhale (forced vital capacity), the amount of air you can exhale with force in one breath (forced expiratory volume), the volume of air flow halfway through an exhale (forced expiratory flow) and much more.

You can discuss your specific concerns with one of our consultants who will be happy to arrange the appropriate spirometry or other PFT with you.

How much does a lung function test cost?

Service Price
Lung function test / Spirometry
(Excludes appointment, from £25 with HCA or £70 with GP; Consultation not included)

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  • We’re a family-run private healthcare provider focussed on delivering healthcare services that meet patients’ needs and help them to thrive and live longer, healthier, happier lives.

  • We’re proud to work with some of the most experienced surgeons, doctors and consultants. With our team beside you, you can be confident that you'll receive the best possible care.

  • We offer a range of medical finance options on over 70 services. This means you can spread the costs over months and even years if you need to.

  • We have three clinics located in the heart of the North West – Liverpool and Manchester city centre and Newton-le-Willows. Our private hospital is located at our Newton-Le-Willows site.

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