Classification of obstructive(asthma, COPD), restrictive(interstitial lung disease, hyperpneumonitis, idiopulmonary fibrosis, sarcoidosis or autoimmune) and mixed defects disease(bronchiectasis, emphysema) can be determined through well-performed spirometry testing that is conducted with reliable, high-quality instruments, well-trained clinicians and healthcare professionals.
Suburban Diagnostics assures professional and expert care for patients throughout the spirometry and reversibility testing procedures. Spirometry is recommended for patients with symptoms of exertional dyspnea, dyspnea at rest or a non-responsive, chronic or a recurring cough. We also offer spirometry in corporate health packages for asymptomatic cases conducted with reliable, high-quality instruments, well-trained clinicians and healthcare professionals.
While simplified curves and charts can distinguish between obstructive and restrictive disease, the measurements and diagnosis of less common restrictive disorders or mixed conditions often require more sophisticated pulmonary testing. The results will be interpreted by a trained practitioner and a pulmonary function specialist who will together facilitate diagnosis and treatment.