The Pulmonary Function Lab, located within the outpatient area for the general respirology, COLD and asthma programs, is an important service used to assess/diagnose St. Joseph's patients as well as patients of physicians in the community. It provides:
- Full pulmonary function testing
- Before and after bronchodilator testing
- Bronchoprovocation testing
- Education and teaching opportunities for multidisciplinary care team members, respiratory therapy and nursing students, residents, and patients for improved self-management.
The test results assist in the diagnosis of lung function impairment and evaluation of the effectiveness of treatment. Patients are instructed in the correct technique for using inhaled medications.
Known for a commitment to excellence in testing and quality assurance, the lab is one of a select few sites in Canada to participate in world-wide research studies.
To access the services of the Pulmonary Function Lab, a family phsyician or specialist must complete our referral form.