Test Your Lungs: The Spirometry Test
Langford Allergy offers a spirometry test, also called a lung test, to examine your lung health. Spirometry measures how much air you inhale and out and how fast you exhale. This test helps us determine if you have asthma or if certain asthma medications are working appropriately for you.
The test can determine if you suffer from:
- Chronic bronchitis
- Pulmonary fibrosis
The test occurs in two phases and can take around thirty minutes overall. Often, we are able to combine the two types of tests to expedite your visit. This test is more than 90% accurate in detecting asthma, and as such, we can rule out asthma and simultaneously ‘rule-in’ asthma. Asthma affects people of all ages, and our lung test can be taken by anyone! We often have three- and four-year old’s perform the lung test involving a computer screen. Kids love video games, and this is a game they play with their lungs!
Breathe Easier! Call 478-787-4728 to Schedule a Lung Test.
What to Expect During Your Lung Test
The spirometry test requires you to breath into a tube attached to the spirometer device. It’s important to follow instructions given by our professionals when performing the test for accurate results. Generally, you can expect the following from your lung text appointment:
- You’ll be seated
- Your nostrils will be closed
- Creating a seal with your lips around the tube, you’ll breathe in and out for many seconds
- The test will be performed multiple times for accuracy
To prepare for your lung test, be sure to:
- Wear loose clothing that won’t interfere with your ability to take a deep breath.
- Avoid eating a large meal before your test, so it will be easier to breathe.