Comprehensive Lung Function Testing

A Pulmonary Function Test (PFT) is a breathing test to evaluate your ability to move air in and out of your lungs, and how effectively oxygen enters your body. Your provider will perform a comprehensive test based on your individual needs to potentially diagnose certain types of lung disease. Patients are referred to our PFT lab by one of our pulmonologists, a primary care provider or another specialist.

Your provider may order a PFT for a variety of reasons and conditions, including:

  • Asthma management
  • COPD
  • Emphysema
  • Pre-surgical pulmonary evaluation
  • Restrictive lung disorder

To schedule a PFT or to learn more about our services, call our office at 775-387-1616.

Types of Tests Performed at NNMG Pulmonary Medicine

  • Body Plethysmography for Lung Volume Assessment
  • Bronchodilator Response Assessment
  • Oximetry Desaturation Study
  • Six-Minute Walk Test
  • Spirometry

Do I Need a Pulmonary Lung Function Test?

You may be a candidate if you:

  • Often wheeze or have trouble breathing
  • Experience excessive coughing for longer than two to six weeks
  • Have experienced a decrease in exercise or an inability to exercise, in addition to the signs above