Pulmonary Function Test Referral

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Best Practice

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Suggested Investigations:
Unexplained Cough Full Pulmonary Function Tests +/- FeNO
Plus Histamine, Saline or Mannitol Challenge
Unexplained Dyspnoea Full Pulmonary Function Tests ± Airway Resistance (RAW)
Capillary Blood Gases
Suspected Asthma Full Pulmonary Function Tests and FeNO Plus Histamine, Saline or Mannitol Challenge
To Exclude Significant Sleep Disordered Breathing Home Oximetry overnight
Capillary Blood Gases
Scuba Diving Medical Full Pulmonary Function Tests
Plus Saline Challenge or
Mannitol challenge tests
Allergic Rhinitis Skin Prick Tests (common inhaled allergens)
Suspected Muscle Weakness Full Pulmonary Function Tests
Plus MIPS / MEPS and SNIP
± Maximum Voluntary Ventilation (MVV)
Capillary Blood Gases
6 Minute Walk Test
To Assess Safety of Commercial Air Flight In Patients with Lung Disease High Altitude Simulation Test (HAST). Involves breathing 15% oxygen for 30 minutes
Oxygen in the home assessment Capillary Blood Gases
6 Minute Walk test
Available Tests:
Full pulmonary function (flow volume loop, with bronchodilator, lung volumes, gas transfer capacity)
Flow volume loop / Spirometry (includes bronchodilator)*
Airway Resistance & Conductance (RAW)
Maximum Voluntary Ventilation (MVV)
MIPS & MEPS (mouth pressure)
Sniff Nasal Inspiratory Pressure (SNIP)
Home Overnight Oximetry
High Altitude Simulation Test
Tests for Asthma:
Histamine Challenge*
Saline Challenge
Mannitol Challenge*
Nasal Resistance
Skin Test for Allergies*
* Also available at the Mater clinic.

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