Spirometry (pulmonary function test) – done in clinic

  • Breathing test that measures lung capacity to hold air
  • Usually takes 1 hour to complete before and after- inhalation treatment tests
  • On test day, unless your child has symptoms of shortness of breath, wheezing or continuous cough, do not give his inhaler before the test
  • In between both tests, the provider may ask your child to use his inhaler. If he has one, make sure your child brings his inhaler to the test
  • After testing is completed, the provider will go over the test, a diagnosis and medication regimen will be discussed with you and your child
  • Periodic Asthma checkup and Asthma Action Plan discussion
  • Peak flow rechecks as needed