Please phone reception on 49433066, where the ladies will be more than happy to help you make this appointment.
Make an appontment with the nurses and your doctor.
Minor surgical procedures
Your doctor will inform you if they require you to make another longer appointment for biopsy, lesion removal. Or they can use cyro to freeze and destroy abnormal skin cells.
A spirometry test measures how well your lungs are working, and whether something (such as your asthma) is affecting your breathing. Some doctors will perform the spirometry test themselves, or ask a nurse to do so.
Sometimes you’ll need to go to another clinic or hospital to have the test done. It depends on where the equipment is available.
Spirometry is a test that is used for a range of different things:
- It’s a common test for diagnosing asthma or COPD
- It may be used to screen employees before they start a job, or on a regular basis to make sure their work is not affecting their lungs (e.g. in a dusty environment)
- It is one of the tests carried out as part of a scuba-diving medical check in Australia
What happens during the test?
A spirometry test is simple and painless. It involves blowing as hard as you can, for as long as you can, into a tube or mouthpiece which is connected to a special measuring machine. You’ll need to do this several times, but you can rest as long as you need to in between.
Sometimes the person getting you to do the test will ask you to take a few puffs of an asthma reliever medication, wait a few minutes, and then do the test again. This will show what effects the medication has on your lungs, e.g. if you find that after taking the reliever medication it is easier for you to breathe and blow harder into the spirometry machine.
The most important thing is that you try your hardest when doing the test as this is the only way to get the best and most accurate result.
Is it safe to do this test?
Spirometry is very safe. Sometimes blowing very hard can make you feel dizzy or tired, but you will generally be sitting down to do the test, and can rest when you need to.
You need to book a double appointment with the nurses and an appointment following this with your doctor.
On the day of this test you must avoid Caffine: coffee, tea, cola, chocolate etc.
You also should stop short-acting inhaled puffers such as ventolin. Please speak to reception if you have any queries or concerns.
Please phone 49433066 or book online Smith Street Medical Centre