Spirometry assesses respiratory function by measuring lung volumes and airflow.
It is used to diagnose various respiratory conditions and as a preventive test for smokers or those working in high-risk environments.
Spirometry is a painless diagnostic test that allows the assessment of lung function by measuring both lung volumes, which is the amount of air contained in the lungs, and flow rates, indicating the speed at which volumes are expelled. The test will be interpreted by a specialist doctor in an average time of 2 hours.
Spirometry is useful for the prevention, diagnosis, and follow-up of obstructive respiratory conditions (such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, emphysema) and restrictive conditions (such as pulmonary fibrosis, post-traumatic/post-infectious sequelae).
A pneumological specialist examination provides an assessment of respiratory diseases in adults and children, ranging from common conditions to more complex ones such as bronchitis, colds, flu, asthma, rhinitis, respiratory failure, and others. It is recommended after undergoing one of the tests in the pneumological area.