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Lung Function Test Preparation

All patients are asked to refrain from the following prior to their test:

Lung Function Tests

Withholding Time

Medication and other substances

 

Spirometry and
Complex Lung Function Tests

 

               4hrs

 

 

Asmol, Atrovent, Bricanyl,
Ventolin

 

 

               12hrs

 

 

Foradile, Oxis, Seretide,
Serevent, Symbicort

 

Bronchial Provocation (Mannitol) Testing

 

               8hrs

 

 

Airomir, Atrovent, Asmol,
Bricanyl, Ventolim\n

 

 

               24hrs

 

 

Atrovent, Foradile, Oxis,
Seretide, Serevent, Symbicort

 

 

               72hrs

 

 

Claratyne, Telfast, Zyrtec

 

 

 

               Morning of the test

All substances containing caffeine such as coffee, tea, chocolate, sports drinks, energy drinks, soft drinks containing caffeine

Continue all other medications as prescribed.

Fasting is not required.

If you have any questions about what to do before the test please contact the laboratory.