Evaluation of pulmonary function is important in many clinical situations, both when the patient has a history or symptoms suggestive of lung.
Pulmonary function tests (PFTs) are non-invasive tests that show how well the lungs are working.
Asthma is typically reversible, whereas chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is not. If a restrictive pattern is present, full pulmonary function tests with diffusing capacity of the lung for carbon monoxide testing should be ordered to confirm restrictive lung disease and form a.
If you're having trouble catching your breath, your doctor may perform a pulmonary function test that may help explain why. Learn more about.