Pulmonary Diseases

Respiratory function tests laboratory

The test involves measuring lung function with a special device called spirometer. The test is performed during office hours without an appointment. The result is given at the end of the test. The respiratory function test is performed again in order to evaluate the response to the medication called bronchodilator, which is administered to increase airflow to lungs.

In this laboratory, CO diffusion measurement, lung volume measurement with nitrogen washout, body box plethismography, Resting Energy Expenditure (REE), 6-minute walk test and cardiopulmonary exercise tests (CPET) are applied. Our respiratory function test unit is reference unit of its kind nationwide. Numerous centers in the phase of establishing RFT laboratory are rotating in our unit for technician and physician training and RFT trainings are organized frequently by pre- and post-graduation courses.