This technique of lung condition testing uses measurements of the volume and velocity of the inhaled air to determine a range of quantitative parameters that reflect the condition of the upper air passages and lungs.
INDICATIONS FOR THE EXTERNAL RESPIRATION FUNCTION STUDY
This study allows to reveal disorders related to airway conductance impairments, decrease of lung tissue elasticity, and perform differential diagnosis of allergic and non-allergic lung disorders.
THE PROCEDURE OF EXTERNAL RESPIRATION TEST
The ERT is conducted with the patient in a sitting position. The patient squeezes the nose with a special clamp and holds a disposable mouthpiece in their mouth. The mouthpiece is connected to the lung testing station with a tube. The test commences after the testing equipment has been prepared. The duration of the test depends on the method used. On the average, the procedure takes no longer than 30 minutes. If a functional test is conducted, the examination time may be longer.
- bronchus or lung bleeding;
- aortic aneurism;
- cerebral accident or myocardial infarction;
- psychiatric or mental disturbances.
PREPARATION FOR THE TESTING:
- The testing is performed in the morning, on an empty stomach.
- Please refrain from drinking coffee, strong tea or hot chocolate before the test.
- Do not smoke before the test.
- Limit physical load and exclude mental stress.
- Obtain advice of the consulting physician on the suspension of use of pharmaceuticals before the test.
- Please have the results of previous external respiration tests on hand.
HOW CAN I GET THIS TEST AT THE RCMC
To be eligible for the examination, the patient must have a physician’s referral
- Please call the Contact Center and book an appointment for the examination
- You need to complete and sign a paid service contract at the Reception (present a physician's referral to the receptionist)
- Pay the bill at the RCMC pay office, or through the ERIP electronic system
- Get the test at the appointed time.