Eli Hendel M.D.
A Medical Corporation

Pulmonary Function Test

More about Pulmonary Funtion Testing


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.


Diffusion Capacity of Carbon Monoxide (DLCO)

This test measures the ability of oxygen and other gases to move across from the air sacs (alveoli) to the blood.


Maximal Voluntary Ventilation (MVV)

This test measures the most amount of air that the lungs can take in, in one minute, with the maximum effort.


Oxygen saturation

This test measures the amount of oxygen saturation in your blood.