Lung Function Testing and Peak Flow!
Our aim is to provide you with one of the most affordable private Spirometry testing services in London. The test results will be reviewed by one of our GP’s and if there was anything worrying on it, we may suggest an onward referral to a respiratory physician.
A Spirometry test diagnoses various lung conditions, especially Asthma ,Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and Pulmonary fibrosis. It measures how well you breathe in and out and may be checked if you have unexplained breathlessness or a persistent cough. It would be especially useful to perform a spirometry if you are a smoker.
|*= £5 Surcharge for Weekend appointment|
|Spirometry (Lung Function Testing)||£70*|
Please be aware that we cannot test a diffusing capacity in a GP based Spirometry test. If you specifically need this done (which is usually not necessary), please book for a hospital based full Lung function test.
In order to perform a spirometry, you should be able to blow effectively. Hence, it is very difficult to do spirometry in children. You should also not use your blue inhaler on the day of the test and not use your other inhalers for at least 12 hours beforehand. If you are feeling unwell, have a significant cough or a chest infection, it is best to postpone your test for another day when you feel better. You should not smoke for 24 hours before the test.
You will be asked to blow hard into the spirometer. You will then be given a blue inhaler to inhale, before resting for 15 minutes and then repeating you hard blow back into the spirometer. The aim is to see if your airways open wider after the blue inhaler.
If your doctor has trouble interpreting your reversibility (as your tests are equivocal) and is unsure if you have asthma or COPD, they may ask you to take 30mg of oral prednisolone every day for 10 days (or 200mcg Clenil inhaler twice daily for 6 weeks) before repeating your spirometry to make sure of your diagnosis.
Your GP will review your Spirometry and mark it as being either normal or abnormal, before it is posted out to you (unless otherwise stated). If there were any abnormalities, we would recommend that you use our GP Telephone Results interpreting Service to fully discuss the Spirometry readings with your GP.
However, any significantly abnormal results will be flagged up and our Receptionists will be in contact to ask you to call the doctor.
To book this appointment, please Call us or email us so that we may make the booking for you.