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summer720
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   Posted 3/10/2009 12:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi,  My dr wants me to go for this test and i would like to know how this is done.  Thank you

Gemsi
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   Posted 3/10/2009 1:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi there Summer.

I'm guessing this is the same as the lung function spirometry test I have.
If so, it's easy. You just have to take a deep breath in, and then breathe out through a mouthpiece attached to a machine, as hard, fast and for as long as you can. You do this about 3 times dpending how you feel after each breathe and what the results and your technique are like.
It can sometimes make you cough, but that's just from the effort you put in.

Hope it goes well!
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4kidsmomy
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   Posted 3/10/2009 6:24 PM (GMT -7)   
my 7 year old just did that two weeks ago. it is painful

She scored below normal on hers

So she is doing the test again tomorrow

summer720
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   Posted 3/10/2009 6:27 PM (GMT -7)   
What do you mean by painful

4kidsmomy
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   Posted 3/10/2009 6:49 PM (GMT -7)   
oh very very sorry
I meant to say not painful

so sorry I didn't notice that i said painful

summer720
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   Posted 3/10/2009 7:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank You for your replys. Summer

pink koala
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   Posted 4/11/2009 6:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey PFT's (pulminary function tests)are breathing tests you do there pretty simple just breath into a machine, take a few deep breaths and breath out for as long as you can, then deep breath in again, don't be afraid, there nothing.~ P.K>
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