Pulmonary Diagnostic Lab

The pulmonary diagnostic laboratory performs a number of diagnostic tests and procedures.


Pulmonary function tests including:

  • Spirometry
  • Bronchodilator response evaluation
  • Lung volumes
  • Exercise tests
  • Methacholine bronchoprovocation
  • Infant pulmonary function
  • Multi-channel studies to evaluate infants with cardiorespiratory problems
  • Interpretation of cardiorespiratory (apnea) monitor data
  • Lung mechanics
  • O2 saturation
  • End-tidal CO2

The laboratory also provides respiratory care therapies and education to patients in the ambulatory setting, such as:

  • Aerosol therapy and instruction
  • Airway clearance instruction
  • Asthma and cystic fibrosis education

All tests are available at Texas Children's Hospital in the Wallace Tower. Selected studies are available at Texas Children's Hospital - West Campus and Texas Children's Hospital - Woodlands Campus.

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