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 What We Do

Pulmonary function tests are breathing tests that are ordered by a physician and used in the assessment and management of lung disease. While sitting in a chair, the patient performs various breathing procedures through a mouthpiece connected to pulmonary measuring equipment. The full breathing test usually takes about 45 minutes to complete, but additional time is required if other specialized tests are also ordered.​

Toronto General Hospital

Tests Performed

  • Pulmonary Function Study (Breathing Test)
  • Methacholine Challenge (Asthma Test)
  • Exercise testing on a cycle
  • Arterial Blood Gases (Blood Test)
  • Walk Tests measuring oxygen level and heart rate

Prepare for your tests 

Toronto Western Hospital

Tests Performed

  • Pulmonary Function Study (Breathing tests)
  • Methacholine Challenge (Asthma Test)
  • Exercise testing on a cycle
  • Arterial Blood Gases (Blood Test)
  • Hall walk tests measuring oxygen level and heart rate
  • High altitude simulation test

Prepare for your tests 

How to Prepare

Appointments usually take about 45 minutes to 1 ½ hours. Please ask how long your appointment will be when you arrive.

Once your test is completed the results are sent to your doctor. Your doctor will then discuss the results with you.

Learn more about what you can expect when you have a clinic appointment.

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 Meet Our Team

​The Pulmonary Function Lab is staffed by a number of pulmonary function technologists and an administrative assistant/ward clerk. They are part of a team of specialist physicians, respiratory therapists, registered nurses, asthma/COPD educators and research staff.

Toronto General Hospital

Medical Director: Dr. Michael Hutcheon
Quality Advisor:
Dr. Clodagh Ryan

Staff Physicians or Specialists
Pulmonary Function

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Toronto Western Hospital

Medical Director: Dr. Kenneth Chapman

Staff Physicians or Specialists