If you are looking for a lung specialist in Cleveland, Breathe Well welcome patients from all across Brisbane for treatment and support.
Most patients with respiratory complaints need a “breathing test” for further assessment. During these tests patients are asked to perform various breathing manoeuvres which will provide valuable information, and aid in reaching an accurate diagnosis.
Your GP and other specialists can also refer you for a lung function test. Request forms can be downloaded HERE (link to lung function referral form)
The following tests are performed in our lab:
Measures the amount and speed of inhaled and exhaled air, before and after bronchodilator. Used to identify and monitor impaired ventilatory function and response to bronchodilators.
Measures the transfer of gas from the lung to the red blood cells. Affected by emphysema, asthma, clots or bleeding in the lungs, scarring of the lung, or diseases affecting the blood vessels in the lung.
Used to differentiate between obstructive and restrictive disease and some effects of chronic respiratory conditions on the efficiency of the respiratory system.
Used to confirm the presence of asthma, may be required for employment purposes.
MIPS and MEPS
Maximal inspiratory and expiratory pressures. Measure of respiratory muscle strength.
Lying and standing VC
Measures difference in vital capacity between lying and standing. Used to assess diaphragm function.
Measures oxygen levels on exercise. Used to assess oxygen requirements during exercise.
6 minute walk test
Required by Medicare/ DVA to support application for supplemental oxygen on exercise.
Measures level of asthma inflammation in the airways, and is a guide to treatment.
For a better understanding of our treatments at Breathe Well, and the working of our lung specialists, contact our Cleveland-based team. Offering our services to anyone across Brisbane, we welcome all patients. For more information about our appointments, click here.