Comprehensive Pulmonary Function Testing is done in this office. Results are compared with normal standards expected of individuals of similar size, sex and age.
The test consists of measurements of:
Forced Vital Capacity
This is the amount of air exhaled after the deepest inspiration.
This is forced expiratory volume after one second and is a measure of air flows.
Lung volumes and Lung Capacities include:
Total Lung Capacity - The total amount of air that fills your lungs at the maximal point of inspiration.
Tidal volume - The amount of air that is breathed out after normal breath at rest
Residual volume – The amount of air that is left in the lungs after a complete exhalation.