At the first visit, please provide test results, information on your child's previous illness and their Child Health Record book.
Doctors at the Clinic:
This is a medical test to measure the volume and capacity of the lungs and the airflow in the lungs and bronchi in various phases of the respiratory cycle. Spirometry is designed to determine respiratory ventilation reserves. Spirometry tests are done using a device called a spirometer. Spirometry requires the patient’s cooperation with the operator. It lasts a few minutes and can be repeated many times. Indications for spirometry are:
What happens in a spirometry test?
The patient reports after a light meal, in comfortable clothes that are not tight. The patient reports after a light meal, in comfortable clothes that are not tight.
Proper spirometry is only possible if the patient follows the operator’s instructions. During the test, the patient sits or stands up straight, gripping a disposable plastic mouthpiece in their mouth. Their nose is gently clipped shut to prevent breathing through the nose. The patient begins the test by taking a few calm breaths, then slowly takes the deepest breath they can, then exhales as hard as possible, for as long as possible.
The spirometry results are provided upon completion of the test.