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Simple Spirometry measures how well the lungs take in and release air by measuring how much air you exhale and how quickly. Spirometry can evaluate and diagnose a variety of lung diseases such as asthma, bronchitis and emphysema . This test is also used to find the cause of shortness of breath, assess lung function before surgery, measure whether exposure to chemicals at work affect lung function, assess the effects of medication and measure progress in disease treatment.

To complete a simple spirometry, you will be asked to breathe out forcefully into a mouthpiece that is connected to an instrument called a simple spirometer. The spirometer will record the amount and rate of air that you breathe in and out. Sometimes, you will be asked to inhale your medication to see how it changes your test results. All pulmonary function tests are interpreted by an Internist and the results will be sent to your doctor.   To have a Spirometry, report to the B entrance with your requisition and register with the clerks at the outpatient registration desk. 

An appointment can be booked by calling the Cardiology department at 613 623 7962 Ext. 274.

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