Pulmonary Function Tests

There are a variety of different pulmonary function tests that can measure how well your child’s lungs work. These tests measure how effectively your child can move air through her lungs, the size of her lungs, and how well she can move gases, such as oxygen, from the atmosphere into her circulation. CHOP's pulmonary function laboratories provide comprehensive state-of-the-art facilities for performing and interpreting lung function tests, including a separate lab for specialized testing of infant lung function. Our dedicated respiratory therapists are specially trained to ensure the highest quality of testing possible while working with children who may be unfamiliar with these tests.