Do you need a referral for a spirometry test?

Do you need a referral for a spirometry test?

A referral from your GP or specialist is required to undergo lung function testing.

Can a GP do a spirometry test?

Spirometry may be performed by a nurse or doctor at your GP surgery, or it may be carried out during a short visit to a hospital or clinic.

How much does a spirometry test cost UK?

Our aim is to provide you with one of the most affordable private lung capacity test services in London. The test results will be reviewed by one of our GP’s….Full Lung Function Testing including Reversibility (if needed) lasting 50 minutes!

Appointment Price
Spirometry (Lung Function Testing) £85*

Where can I get a spirometry test UK?


  • The Harley Street Clinic.
  • The Lister Hospital.
  • London Bridge Hospital.
  • The Portland Hospital.
  • The Wellington Hospital.
  • The Wilmslow Hospital.
  • The Christie Private Care.
  • HCA UK at University College.

What kind of doctor does a spirometry test?

This test is usually only done by a lung specialist (pulmonologist). It involves sitting in an airtight chamber and breathing in and out of a mouthpiece, like in the spirometry test.

Can you do a spirometry test at home?

Most people who have asthma only take a spirometry (lung function test) occasionally, during a doctor’s appointment and monitor their lung condition at home with a peak flow meter. Now, however, it is possible to take a spirometry test at home, too.

How much does it cost to get a spirometry test?

A spirometry test generally costs less than $100. Not having the test can cost a lot more money. If the test shows that you do not have asthma, this can save you hundreds of dollars a month for asthma medicines.

Who can perform a spirometry test?

Generally, the two types of personnel involved in spirometry testing and their responsibilities can be described as follows: (1) Physician or Other Licensed Health Care Professional (PLHCP).

How much does a full lung function test cost?

Typical costs: For patients without insurance, pulmonary function tests typically cost $40-$800 total, depending on how many and which tests are ordered by a physician.

Who can perform PFTs?

Under the silica standards, any medical personnel (e.g., physicians, physician assistants, nurses) who administers PFTs is viewed as a technician.

Where do you get a spirometry test?

Spirometry can be done in the doctor’s office or in a special pulmonary function testing lab.

How can you tell if your lungs are damaged?

There’s no specific test to identify lung injuries. After checking your symptoms and vital signs, your doctor may order a chest X-ray. This will determine the amount of fluid in different parts of your lungs. Since lung injuries and heart problems often share symptoms, this test can also show if your heart is enlarged.

How much is a home spirometer?

The average price of a good spirometer is about $1000. It should last about 10 years and can pay for itself in weeks.

What conditions can be diagnosed with spirometry?

Spirometry is used to diagnose asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other conditions that affect breathing. Spirometry may also be used periodically to monitor your lung condition and check whether a treatment for a chronic lung condition is helping you breathe better.

Can nurses do spirometry?

Foundation certificate – certifies competence to perform spirometry, but not to interpret spirometry results. This is appropriate for healthcare assistants and nurses who do not need to interpret results; Full certificate – certifies competence to perform and interpret spirometry.