• Redlands Specialist Centre

    Redlands Specialist centre is a new and modern multi-disciplinary specialist centre located in the Bayside business park opposite the Redlands Mater hospital in Cleveland

Respiratory Function Tests

Respiratory Function Tests in Cleveland

Lung function tests are provided by the Centre to assist in the diagnosis of various respiratory conditions. The following tests are performed:

  • Spirometry (pre and post bronchodilator)
  • Gas transfer/ DLCO
  • Lung volumes
  • Bronchial provocation test
  • MIPS and MEPS
  • Lying and Standing Vital Capacity
  • 6-minute walk test/ exercise oximetry
  • FENO (fractional exhaled nitric oxide)

Spirometry

Measures the amount and speed of inhaled and exhaled air, before and after bronchodilator. Used to identify and monitor impaired ventilatory function and response to bronchodilators.

CO transfer

Measures the transfer of gas from the lung to the red blood cells. Affected by emphysema, asthma, clots or bleeding in the lungs, scarring of the lung, or diseases affecting the blood vessels in the lung.

Lung volumes

Used to differentiate between obstructive and restrictive disease and some effects of chronic respiratory conditions on the efficiency of the respiratory system.

Bronchial Provocation

Used to confirm the presence of asthma, may be required for employment purposes.

MIPS and MEPS

Maximal inspiratory and expiratory pressures. Measure of respiratory muscle strength.

Lying and standing VC

Measures difference in vital capacity between lying and standing. Used to assess diaphragm function.

Exercise oximetry

Measures oxygen levels on exercise. Used to assess oxygen requirements during exercise.

6-minute walk test

Required by Medicare/ DVA to support application for supplemental oxygen on exercise.

Lung Function Test / Respiratory Consultation Referral Form.

Book a lung function test consultation today

If you have been experiencing respiratory problems, your GP can give you a referral to see one of our highly-experienced specialists in Redlands. Our lung function lab allows for the in-depth monitoring of lung-related conditions so that you can return to health as quickly as possible. To get in touch use our easy online contact form, or call us today on 07 3193 5412.