The experienced board-certified fellowship-trained lung doctors at Northern Colorado Pulmonary Consultants perform Complete Pulmonary Function Testing at our Fort Collins or Loveland, Colorado locations. Complete Pulmonary Function Testing is used to measure how well the lungs work and evaluate how well the lungs move oxygen into the body. Pulmonary Testing is used to help diagnose lung disease and lung conditions, as well as to monitor the course of a progressive lung disease or determine how well therapies and medications are working. Request an appointment online or contact us by phone to schedule your preferred appointment for Complete Pulmonary Lung Testing at Northern Colorado Pulmonary Consultants.
Our Pulmonary Tests include:
Spirometry (pre- and post-)
Spirometry is a type of lung function test that can help diagnose asthma, COPD, and other breathing conditions. Spirometry is a simple test that measures the amount of air that a person can inhale and exhale, as well as the speed that a person can blow out air. After a lung diagnoses, spirometry may be used to see how well a treatment is working.
Oximetry is an important part of pulmonary testing because it measures the amount of oxygen in the blood. Oximetry is a quick and easy painless test that simply involves placing a detection device on a finger or earlobe. The device indicates the percent of oxygen in the blood.
Methacholine Challenge Test
A Methacholine Challenge Test is helpful for ruling out a diagnosis of asthma, identifying a source of occupational asthma, and in some cases, managing asthma. During the Methacholine Challenge Test, methacholine (histamine) is breathed in. Next, spirometry is used to measure the degree of airway narrowing.