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Respiratory Lab Services

    Overview

    Prince Court Medical Centre’s Respiratory Lab Services provides respiratory pulmonary (lung-related) diagnostic testing services to inpatients and outpatients.

    In keeping up with the latest testing standards, our laboratory is equipped with the latest equipment and all of our procedures are constantly reviewed and updated.

    Services

    Our lab provides comprehensive services with the highest standards in Pulmonary Function Tests measurement. These includes:

    1. Spirometry

    This test measures how an individual inhales or exhales volumes of air. The most important aspects are the Forced Vital Capacity (FVC), which is the volume or Forced Expiratory Volume (FEV) delivered during complete exhalation from full inhalation.

    2. Peak Expiratory Flow (PEF)

    This test is also known as Peak Expiratory Flow Rate (PEFR). This test measures a person’s maximum speed of exhalation.

    3. Full Respiratory Function Test

    This tests measure lung volume, capacity, rates of flow, and gas exchange. This information can help your doctor’s diagnose and decide the treatment of certain lung disorders.

    4. Plethysmograph (Body Box)

    Plethysmography is a pulmonary function test that determines how much air is in your lungs after you take in a deep breath otherwise known as air trapping. It also has the ability to measure the amount of air left in your lungs after you exhale as much as you can. This method is measured through the Body Box equipment.

    5. Diffusion Lung Carbon Monoxide

    This test is to measure the ability of lungs to transfer Oxygen from inhaled air to the red blood cells in pulmonary capillaries.

    6. Six-Minutes Walking Test (6MWT)

    The 6MWT is a submaximal exercise test that entails measurement of distance walked over a span of 6 minutes. This test will be able to evaluate the functional capacity of patients by providing valuable information about our internal circulatory systems during physical activity, including pulmonary and cardiovascular systems, blood circulation, neuromuscular units, body metabolism, and peripheral circulation. Normally this test is conducted on pediatric and geriatric patients.

    7. Fractional Exhale Nitrix Oxide (FENO)

    This test measures and analyze the content of Nitrix Oxide in a patient. Nitrix Oxide frequently increases during any inflammatory process in the lungs such as during an asthma attack. FENO is typically used as an inflammation marker to be incorporated for asthma assessment and management.

    Our dedicated Respiratory Lab technician will be more than happy to assist you for further information on any of these tests or enquiries. Please contact our Respiratory Lab at 03-2160 0000 (ext. 2333) or email to corporate.affairs@princecourt.com

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