The pediatric pulmonology team at the American Family Children's Hospital offers consultation and comprehensive care for children with various respiratory disorders.
Spirometry is a test done in the clinic that uses a simple device, called a spirometer to measure air flow and air volume, telling the doctor about the health of your child's lungs.
Spirometry is often used to diagnose and monitor asthma and COPD.
What to Expect
Your child will be asked to hold the spirometer tube in his or her mouth, inhale as much as possible and then exhale as forcefully as possible for six seconds or more. Spirometry is also used to monitor response to treatment, and future visits to the doctor may also include spirometry to see how well a treatment is working.