Philips Respironics Recall Notice:
Philips Respironics issued a Recall Notification for some CPAP and BiLevel PAP devices and mechanical ventilators due to potential health risks related to foam used in the devices. To learn more, visit the Philips Website and review FDA’s Safety Communication and FAQs. For questions about the Philips recall, please contact Philips at 1-877-907-7508.
Pulmonary Function Tests are available at the Northeast Georgia Diagnostic Clinic for patients with asthma, emphysema and a variety of lung disorders.
While physical examinations tell your physician how your lungs sound and x-rays tell your physician how your lungs look, Pulmonary Function Tests tell your physician how your lungs perform.
Pulmonary Function Tests are easy to perform. For most PFTs, you will wear a nose clip to make sure no air passes in or out of your nose during the test. You will breathe into a mouthpiece attached to a recording device. You may be asked to breathe rapidly or normally, or to exhale and inhale deeply and forcibly.
The accuracy of the test depends on how well you follow all the instructions. The test may take from 5-30 minutes.