Lung Screening

PFT – pulmonary function test, measures the lung volumes, airway restriction from asthma or airway disease from smoking, inhalation of toxics, etc.

Diffusional studies – measure ability of lungs to pass oxygen into and carbon dioxide out of the lungs. Damage to the lung tissue or thickening of the lung tissue is measured by this test.

Oxygen Saturation Percent – measures the ability of the lungs, heart and blood to saturate the blood with oxygen. The maximum saturation is 100%. The patient is asked to walk fast is for two minutes. If the blood desaturates this could represent a problem with the lungs, heart, or blood.

Blood Oxygen Saturation level quick check – Free

Blood Oxygen Saturation 24 hour study $135 Lung-blood function, Sleep Problems, find low oxygen problem