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Programs & Services


Pulmonary Function Lab

Provides breathing tests for both inpatients and outpatients who have respiratory conditions.

This program provides non-invasive breathing tests to show how well the lungs are working. The test measures lung volume, capacity, rates of flow, and gas exchange.

  • Simple Spirometry - pre and post bronchodilator (bronchodilator is a medicine that make it easier to breathe)
  • Complete Pulmonary Function Test- Adult
  • Complete Pulmonary Function Test - Pediatric (greater than 6 years old)
  • Diffusion Capacity (measure of how well oxygen and carbon dioxide are transferred between the lungs and the blood)
  • Minimum Inspiratory Pressure / Maximum Expiratory Pressure Measurements
  • Exercise Induced Bronchospasm (when the airways in your lungs narrow when you exercise)
  • 6 Minute Walk Test
  • Arterial Blood Gas Testing
  • Exertional Oximetry Desaturation Walk Test (measures the levels of oxygen in the blood)

Contact Details

Grande Prairie Regional Hospital

Address
11205 110 Street
Grande Prairie, Alberta
T8V 4B1
Telephone
825-412-4235
Fax
825-412-4961
Accessibility

Elevators, designated disabled parking, washrooms.

Hours of Operation
Days of the Week

Monday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm

Tuesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm

Wednesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm

Thursday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm

Friday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm

Access
Service Providers May Include
respiratory therapists (RTs)
Service Access

Healthcare providers should consult the Alberta Referral Directory for service referral information.


Service Languages
Interpreter/Translation services
Also Known As
Acronym
LFT, PFT
Other
Lung Function, Pulmonary Function Breathing Test