Also Known As a Spirometry or Breathing Test
The volume of air exhaled through a tube is measured with a device called a spirometer, and is an indication of how well your lungs are functioning.
- To assess the ability of the lungs to receive, hold, and use air.
- To evaluate the severity of lung disease.
- To distinguish between restrictive and obstructive lung disease.
- To monitor the course of lung disease.
- To monitor the effectiveness of treatment.