Pegleg, I'm wondering if you can help me decifer spirometry readings for my son. He had one in 11/05 and one in 2/06. His readings are as follows:
11/05: 1st test (before Albuterol): 79 85 96 119 142
2nd test (after Alb.): 91 102 100 153 157
2/06: only 1 test: FVC .89, FEV1 .76, FEV/FVC 85.7, PEF .98, FIVC 1.67
The 11/05 test doesn't tell me what the numbers represent (FVC, etc), so I don't know how to interpret them. They also don't seem to be in the same format. I do know what the abbreviations mean on the 2/06 test, but am a little confused between the FEV1 and the PEF. From what I've read, they both represent the same result as a peak flow meter but that doesn't make sense.
He'll have another test in 2 weeks and I'd like to be able to compare the results to see if he's doing better.
Can you help? Thanks!