View our list of breathing tests performed within our Laboratory, or click on the PFT Referral tab above.

Peninsula Pulmonary Function Laboratory is an accredited Laboratory through the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand (TSANZ) and is part of the Peninsula Respiratory Group. 

The Laboratory conducts a range of tests which help in the diagnosis of various lung diseases such as asthma, emphysema and lung fibrosis, as well as other disorders such as weak muscles and blood clots in the lungs.

Tests are also used to monitor the response to treatment of known lung and chest wall disorders. Tests are only conducted upon referral from a medical practitioner.

All testing is carried out using state of the art equipment, by fully trained respiratory scientists. The results are reported by the Medical Director, or one of the other experienced respiratory physicians associated with the Laboratory.


Our Staff

Karen Spiteri
Laboratory Manager
BASc (Human Movement),
University of Wollongong

Karen has 25 years experience in health, exercise testing and heath management. Karen has been with the Laboratory since 2003 and has been the Laboratory Manager since 2009.


Tim Munro
BSc, Australian National University
Graduate Certificate in Respiratory Science, Charles Sturt University

Tim has been with the Laboratory since 2008.


Briony Short
BSc (Hon) Biochemistry (Class 2: ii) University of Kent, UK & University of Bologna, Italy

Briony has been with the Laboratory since 2011.


Robyn Cooper
Diploma of Applied Science, Cumberland College of Health Science

Robyn has been with the Laboratory since 2013.


Sandy Lang
Registered Respiratory Therapist, Algonquin College of Technology (Canada)

Sandy has 25 years experience working in Canada and New Zealand and began with the Laboratory in 2014.

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