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Spirometry

 

What is spirometry?

  • Spirometry is a simple breathing test that is performed in our clinic to diagnose asthma and monitor asthma control in patients who are already diagnosed.

  • You will not need this test if you do not have asthma or asthma symptoms.

  • It is not painful or uncomfortable. Our nurse will coach you through the steps.

  • As it requires some coordination of breathing, we typically are unable to perform this test in children under the age of 6 years.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I stop my asthma medications before coming to clinic?

  • NO. Please continue all of your asthma medications when you come to clinic.

  • However, if you needed to use your rescue medication (i.e. salbutamol/Ventolin, terbutaline/Bricanyl) on the day of clinic, you must inform us when you arrive.

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Disclaimer: This website is intended for informational purposes only. It is not meant to provide medical advice and should not be treated as such. For personal medical questions related to allergies, please speak directly with your physician. If you require emergency medical attention, please go to your nearest emergency room or call 911.

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