‘PFT’ stands for Pulmonary Function Test. Pulmonary function tests (PFTs) are non-invasive tests that show how the lungs are working. The tests measure lung volume, capacity, rates of flow, and gas exchange. This information can help your healthcare provider diagnose and decide the treatment of certain lung disorders. Depending on how many tests you are ordered for, it can be anywhere from 15-60 minutes.
What is the nearest TTC stop? How do I find the clinic?milan2019-12-07T19:13:06+00:00
The closest TTC stop is either Spadina and College or Bathurst and College- we are located directly in between on College street. We are at the corner of Augusta and College- in the Kensington Health building. We are located on the 3rd floor- take a Right off the elevators, we are the very last door on the right= suite 315. There is underground parking in the building or parking on the street. There is a cost associated with both.
How soon will I know my results? Will I know the day of the test?milan2019-12-07T19:12:38+00:00
Clinical trials are research investigations in which people volunteer to test new treatments, interventions or tests as a means to prevent, detect, treat or manage various diseases or medical conditions. Some investigations look at how people respond to a new intervention and what side effects might occur.
How do I prepare for my test?milan2019-12-07T19:11:27+00:00
No, however, you may experience some shortness of breath, chest discomfort, or light-headedness during some of the tests but you will be monitored closely by experienced staff and the test can be stopped if you are uncomfortable.
Are pulmonary function tests covered by OHIP or my health insurance policy?milan2019-12-07T19:09:57+00:00