CALGARY LOCATIONS ONLY

Pulmonary function testing

Are you prescribing inhaled medications? Do you have patients with cough, breathing concerns, or a history of smoking? Refer to Careica Health for a pulmonary function test today!

ABOUT PFTS

What is a pulmonary function test?

A pulmonary function test (PFT) is a respiratory test that measures a patient’s lung function. PFTs are used to
diagnose and manage respiratory diseases, such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and lung fibrosis.

There are two different types of pulmonary function tests (PFTs): a spirometry and complete PFT.

 

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Spirometry

Measures vital capacity and flows. Typically used to screen for asthma and COPD, as well as to monitor ongoing disease progress and medication efficacy.

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Complete PFT

Includes spirometry, while also measuring lung capacity and gas exchange. A complete PFT is recommended for initial testing.

PATIENT PROFILE

When should you refer for a pulmonary function test?

PFTs should be conducted when you are prescribing inhaled medications, if your patients present with breathing concerns, or have a history of smoking.

Smokers or smoking history

Inhaled medications

Chronic cough

Shortness of breath

Chronic lung disease

Post COVID/Influenza Pneumonia

Heart conditions

Drug-induced lung disease

Restrictive airway disease

Sarcoidosis, Scleroderma

Allergies

For follow-up

RESPIRATORY CONSULTS

Respiratory disease management from respiratory care experts

We believe in comprehensive respiratory care that goes beyond the diagnosis. After your patient completes a PFT, the next crucial step is a respiratory consultation to develop a treatment plan.

Our Respirologist will meet one on one with your patient to review their PFT and develop a custom treatment plan that fits their respiratory needs. Refer today—no consult letter required!

 

Why Careica?

Fast testing and patient education for healthier lungs

We offer more than just fast, reliable pulmonary function testing. We also educate your patients on their respiratory disease, smoking cessation, inhaler use, and more. Experience the Careica difference today!

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Fast access to testing

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Flexible appointments

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Prompt results

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Convenient locations

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Same-day testing

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Patient education

REFERRAL FORMS

Refer to Careica Health today!

For over 30 years, we’ve been helping Canadians suffering from respiratory-related illnesses—and we’re here to help your patients too. Refer your patient for a pulmonary function test today!

NOTICE: PFTs are only offered at Calgary Careica Health locations.