What is a Pulmonary Function Test?

What is a Pulmonary Function Test?

by Shearly (SU)
A pulmonary lung function test is a non-invasive way to determine how well your lungs are working. The test measures your lung capacity, airflow, volume, and how much oxygen and carbon dioxide are exchanged when you are breathing in and out. This test also provides other vital information your doctor needs, such as the condition of your abdominal muscles and diaphragm, or how well your alveoli are functioning, in order to diagnose any underlying condition.