A lung function test, also called pulmonary function tests, can be performed to determine the health of your lungs, as well as any potential conditions that may be affecting your health.
If you find yourself feeling short of breath, we measure the total size of your lungs, the volume and flow of air that they inhale and exhale, and their efficiency for exchanging gases through one or more non-invasive tests.
Peace of mind for healthy lungs
Whether as part of a routine health check, a recommendation due to your line of work or a referral from a consultant, we give you peace of mind for good lung health and will be there when any further treatment is needed.
Some of the lung tests include:
- Spirometry test
To determine the volume and flow of air inhaled and exhaled.
- Lung volume test
Measuring the total size of your lungs and how air is distributed.
- Helium Dilution
- Whole Body Plethysmography
- Gas transfer test
Measuring how efficient your lungs are at exchanging gases.
Prices & payment
We offer a guide price of:
The above are guide prices only.
What can I expect from a lung function test?
The test is performed by one of our specially trained Respiratory Physiologists. Prior to your test, you will receive any pre-test instructions so that you are ready on the day.
Upon arrival, you will have your height and weight measured to gain predictive values for each of the tests. This allows your Physiologist and Consultant to compare the lung function results with that of others the same age, height and sex.
The lung function test generally consists of one or more tests that involve breathing into a machine through a mouthpiece or tube for a period of time, whilst wearing a nose peg. This will help us to determine the size of your lungs, the capacity and speed that air can be inhaled and exhaled, and how efficient your lungs are at exchanging gases.
What happens if my results show an issue?
Your GP or Consultant who referred you be able to discuss the results with you to determine your next steps for treatment or further testing.
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Our team are on hand to help answer any queries you might have about coming to KIMS Hospital or Sevenoaks Medical Centre. You can use the form below and one of our team will be in touch. Alternatively to speak to a member of our team, please call 01622 237 500.
If you would like to book an appointment, you can use the form below and one of our team will be in touch.
Alternatively to speak to a member of our team, please call 01622 237 500.
Please be aware, if you are requesting a diagnostic scan such as an MRI, or CT, you must have a referral from a relevant clinician or Allied Health professional such as a physiotherapist.