Pulmonary Function Testing

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Our specially trained respiratory therapists have advanced training in pulmonary function testing and use state-of-the-art equipment to conduct tests to help evaluate a variety of breathing disorders, such as persistent cough, shortness of breath and wheezing. Day and evening appointments are available on the ground floor of The Ortenzio Heart Center at Holy Spirit, as well as at the Holy Spirit Duncannon Center located near Mutzabaugh's Market.

Tests we provide include

· Flow Volume Loops (FVL)

· Spirometry Pre- and Post-Bronchodilators

· Lung Volumes via plethysmography (TGV) or Nitrogen Washout (FRC N2)

· Airway Resistance (Raw)

· Diffusion Capacity (DLCO)

· Maximal Inspiratory and Expiratory Pressures (MIP/MEP)

· Arterial Blood Gases (ABG) -- currently available only at The Ortenzio Heart Center at Holy Spirit

· Oxygen Desaturation Studies --  currently available only at The Ortenzio Heart Center at Holy Spirit

· Methacholine Challenge Testing -- currently available only at The Ortenzio Heart Center at Holy Spirit

Tests can be ordered individually, in combination, or as either a simple or complete pulmonary function test (PFT). A simple PFT includes spirometry pre- and post-bronchodilator and a resting room air pulse oximetry check. A complete PFT includes spirometry pre- and post-bronchodilator, lung volumes, Raw, DLCO and a resting room air pulse oximetry check.

For more information or to schedule an appointment with the Pulmonary Diagnostics Laboratory at The Ortenzio Heart Center at Holy Spirit, located at 503 N. 21st Street, Camp Hill, please call 717-972-4545.

For more information or to schedule an appointment with the Pulmonary Diagnostics Laboratory at the Holy Spirit Duncannon Center, located at 51 Business Campus Way, Duncannon, please call 717-834-3280.