Asthma Screening

Pulmonary (Lung) function testing, except for very young children, is often included in an allergy evaluation to determine if your lung function capacity has been compromised. State of the art, computerized lung function testing is available for adults and children as young as three years old. Specialized lung function testing is also available for adults and children with exercise induced symptoms and chronic cough syndrome.

Lung function tests

Spirometry is a test to measure how much and how quickly you can move air out of your lungs. You will breathe into a mouthpiece attached to a recording device called a spirometer.

Inhalation challenge tests may be performed to measure how your airways respond to substances that may be causing asthma or wheezing. The tests also may determine the effect of chemicals such as histamine or methacholine on your airways. These tests are also called provocation studies.

Request a lung function test if you experience:

  • Coughing, especially at night or when exercising or laughing
  • Wheezing or making a squeaky/whistling sound when breathing in or out
  • Chest tightness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest colds or bronchitis a few times a year
  • Ribs and neck muscles showing when breathing