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Spirometry

Spirometry is a tool that measures how effectively your lungs are working. It is able to show how much air lungs are able to hold (their volume) and how much air can be breathed in and out (inhaled and exhaled) which is called flow. This tool is used to assess damage caused by conditions like COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease – a group that includes bronchitis and emphysema), pulmonary fibrosis, cystic fibrosis and asthma. Results are shown on a graph called a pneumotachograph.

For more information click on the following link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spirometry

Contact Details

Community Health Centre, Great Barrier Island

Central Auckland

  • Phone

    (09) 429 0356

  • Fax

    (09) 429 0304

  • Healthlink EDI

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Nurses Cottage, Port Fitzroy, Great Barrier Island

Central Auckland

  • Phone

    (09) 429 0047

  • Fax

    (09) 429 0053

  • Healthlink EDI

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This page was last updated at 2:35PM on April 30, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Aotea Health.