Pulmonary Function Testing / Spirometry

Pulmonary Function Testing (PFT) / Spirometry is a useful screening test for asthma, COPD and restrictive lung disorders.

It is essential that all employees are screened at the pre-employment stage and at intervals if they are working in areas where there is airborne particulate, chemical or pathogen, or when occupational asthma could be a risk.

Spirometry can be used to assess the effectiveness of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and of controls such as Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV)

The test is usually conducted by a nurse and takes approximately 30 minutes. The occupational physician will then discuss the result of the test and give advice if necessary.


To make an appointment telephone Whitemill Medical Centre on 053 91 40000 or complete the on-line Contact Form

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