What is lung function test / Pulmonary function test / spirometry?


Disorders Detected, Why LFT / PFT / Spirometery , Risk Of Procedure, Who Should Not Take The Procedure


Respiratory diseases affect millions of people across India, with chronic lower respiratory diseases having the fourth highest mortality rate. This stresses the importance of respiratory clinical testing.

What is lung function test / Pulmonary function test / spirometry?

Pulmonary Function Test or lung function test are a broad range of non – invasive diagnostic tests that measure how well the lungs take in and exhale air .This helps to determine how efficiently lungs transfer oxygen into the blood.The tests help the Chest Specialist evaluate as to the type of lung disorder or respiratory disease if any the individual might be suffering from.

How is PFT Performed ?

There are basically three ways of performing LFT. SPIROMETRY, BODY PLETHYSMOGRAPHY, LUNG DIFFUSION CAPACITY