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Respiratory Department

Lung Function Laboratory

The Respiratory Lab perform a variety of tests working alongside the Respiratory Clinics, Respiratory Ward and wider hospital. These include a range of lung and respiratory muscle function testing, sleep studies, blood gas analysis and allergy testing.

Detailed information on test procedures is sent out with appointments. Patients often undergo pulmonary function tests on the day of their clinic appointment.

Patients therefore may receive two appointment letters (one for the lab, one for the clinic appointment) for the same day.

Staff are responsible for the initial setting up and instruction of patients in the use of home NIV. The lab is a nationally recognised ARTP Spirometry Training Centre. Staff are also provide teaching sessions across all professions.

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