|Clear Creek Medical Group conducts Pulmonary Function Testing at our office on West Conejos in Denver.
There are four components to a PFT:
- Flow Volume Loop - pre and post bronchodilator
- Maximum Voluntary Ventilation (MVV) - pre and post bronchodilator
- Diffusion Lung capacity for Carbon Dioxide (DLCO)
- Lung Volume - using nitrogen wash-out, as opposed to a body box
|The nitrogen wash-out lung volume test has great appeal for patients who may be prone to claustrophobia. Wheelchair and overweight patients favor our testing environment over hospital PFT body boxes.
The PFT takes approximately one hour. Our experienced, friendly respiratory therapist coaches patients through the series of breathing exercises.
Dr. Val Lindquist reads the test results and discusses them with the patient. The convenience of the test and the physician appointment back-to-back is something that CCMG is proud to offer.
Referring physicians receive copies of test results the next day via facsimile.
Clear Creek Medical Group - Denver's Hometown Hospitalists