Lung Tests

Your doctor may do one or many tests to diagnose lung disease, a few are listed here:

For more information on treatments for a particular disease, look under the name of the disease in the Diseases A-Z directory.

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Bronchoscopy image 1A bronchoscopy is a test that allows the doctor to look through your nose or mouth into the trachea (windpipe) and down to the bronchi (large airways) in your lungs. This is done with a thin, flexible tube with a light and camera on the end called a bronchoscope. Your doctor can take tissue or fluid samples if needed, through a channel in the bronchoscope. Some specialized bronchoscopes such as endobronchial ultrasound (EBus) can give a more detailed image of the lungs and the lymph nodes located in the chest. The area where lymph nodes are located is called the mediastinum.

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Spirometry image

Spirometry is a breathing test that measures

  • how much air you can blow out and
  • how fast you can blow air out.

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Page Last Updated: 06/07/2020