Pulmonary Function Testing
PFT Tests in Concord, CA
PFT tests are noninvasive tests that show how well the lungs are working.
The pulmonary function test measures lung volume, capacity, rates of flow, and gas exchange. This information can help your healthcare provider diagnose and decide the treatment of certain lung disorders.
There are 2 types of disorders that cause problems with air moving in and out of the lungs:
Obstructive: This is when air has trouble flowing out of the lungs due to airway resistance. This causes a decreased flow of air.
Restrictive: This is when the lung tissue and/or chest muscles can’t expand enough. This creates problems with air flow, mostly due to lower lung volumes.
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*service time is an average and may be longer depending on client’s health.