What is a Spirometry test?
A Spirometry test checks your lung function and breathing ability. It is usually part of your annual review for any long-term conditions that affect your breathing (COPD, asthma etc). It will help when planning future treatment.
Your GP may also ask for a Spirometry test when diagnosing a condition affecting your breathing.
What do I need to do?
If you have been invited for a Spirometry test, please follow the below instructions:
The test can take up to 30-45 minutes so please allow time for this. The test will not cause you any pain.
If you have any concerns or queries, please contact the surgery and we will be able to answer any questions you may have.
For further information, please visit the NHS Choices website.