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Pulmonary

Our office provides several types of pulmonary testing that are useful in providing information about certain respiratory conditions.

At Owosso Medical Group the following test are performed:

  1. PFT-includes DLCO, FVC, SVC, MVV and Pleth. The most accurate way to measure lung volumes is by body plethysmography. For this test you sit in a clear airtight box while you perform various breathing exercises.
  2. MIP/MEP testing may also be added to the PFT or the spirometry for those patients who have neuromuscular disease.
  3. Spirometry pre/post-used to monitor the severity of lung conditions such as asthma or emphysema.
  4. Six-minute walk-to assess need for oxygen with ambulation.
  5. Bronchial provocation or methacholine Challenge-Lung function is measured after you inhale methacholine, a chemical that causes the bronchial tubes to constrict. Will see the pulmonologist following the test.
  6. Exercise spirometry-for those who have respi ratory symptoms with exertion to rule out exercise induced asthma.
  7. Nioxx-provides a quick measure of fractional exhaled nitric oxide to objectively assess airway inflammation.

Same day interpretation by an Accredited Pulmonologist.

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