Spirometry (the measuring of breath) is the most common of the pulmonary function tests
and uses an instrument called a spirometer to measure the amount of air entering and leaving the lungs. The test is often used to help doctors diagnose
and determine the severity of COPD
During the test, which can easily be performed in a doctor's office, the patient takes a deep breath and exhales completely. Results of the test are then recorded and analyzed by the spirometer machine, and interpreted by your doctor.
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Also Known As: pulmonary function test, breathing test
My aunt went for her spirometry test yesterday.