Pulmonary Function Testing

Pulmonary Function Testing

Pulmonary function testing measures the function of lung capacity and lung and chest wall mechanics to determine whether or not the patient has a lung problem.

What are the tests for?

Pulmonary testing can be used to assess how a patient is responding to different medications, the amount of air your lungs can hold, how quickly you move the air in and out, or how well your lungs can transfer oxygen from the air into your blood.

These tests may also be performed prior to surgery to make sure you will not be hindered by reduced lung capacity.

How are these tests done?

While breathing through a tube connected to a recording machine, the patient takes a deep breath in and blows out as quickly as possible. The results are recorded and analyzed. The tests can be performed before and after the use of medications.

What tests are available and where?

  • Spirometry/Pulmonary Function Test (RJH, CDH, NRGH, CRH)
  • 6 Minute Walk Test (RJH, CDH, NRGH, CRH)
  • Arterial Blood Gas (RJH, CDH, NRGH, CRH)
  • Methacholine Challenge Test (RJH, NRGH, CRH)
  • Cardiopulmonary Exercise Test (RJH)

General Information on Pulmonary Function Testing

Referral Required?
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Contact Us

Royal Jubilee Hospital

1952 Bay St
Royal 4
Victoria, B.C.
V8R 1J8
250-519-1642
Fax: 250-519-1551

Cowichan District Hospital

3045 Gibbons Rd
Duncan, B.C.
V9L 1E5
250-370-8008
Fax: 250-370-8346

Nanaimo Regional General Hospital

1200 Dufferin Cr
Nanaimo, B.C.
V9S 2B7
250-716-7705
Fax: 250-739-5974

Campbell River Hospital

375 2nd Ave
Campbell River, B.C.
V9W 3V1
250-850-2141 ext. 62380
Fax: 250-850-2922

Hours of Operation
Royal Jubilee (RJH)

Monday - Friday:  8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday: 8:30 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Cowichan District (CDH)

Days vary: 7:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Nanaimo Regional (NRGH)

Monday - Friday:  8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Campbell River (CRH)

Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Locations

Royal Jubilee Hospital (RJH)

Royal Jubilee Hospital (RJH)

1952 Bay St 
Victoria, B.C. 
V8R 1J8

250-370-8000

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