Pulmonary Function Testing
Oroville Hospital Diagnostic Pulmonary Function Testing Gets You the Correct Treatment Fast
At Oroville Hospital, we have a highly trained team of Registered Respiratory Care Practitioners (RCP) that work with your physician to diagnose and evaluate respiratory conditions such as shortness of breath, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, and emphysema. Our respiratory therapists perform Pulmonary Function Tests, or PFTs, to diagnose the cause and severity of breathing disorders.
Oroville Hospital's Pulmonary Function Lab is staffed by a Registered Respiratory Care Practitioner with more than twelve years of experience. All testing is carried out under the direction of an Internal Medicine doctor specializing in the care of patients with lung disease. The results of your Pulmonary Function Test will help your doctor create an effective treatment plan for your lung condition.
Matthew Fine, MD, is the Medical Director of Cardiopulmonary at Oroville Hospital. Dr. Fine and his team provide complete Pulmonary Function Tests and handle all aspects of pulmonary disease care. Some of the Pulmonary Function Tests performed at Oroville Hospital include:
- Functional Residual Capacity (FRC)
- Flow Volume Loops (FVL)
- DLCO - gas diffusion testing
- Vital Capacity (VC)
- Expired Reserve Volumes (ERV)
- Methacholine Challenge
- Pulmonary Stress Test
For more information about Pulmonary Function Testing, please contact Cardiopulmonary at Oroville Hospital by calling 530-532-8308.