Book at Labcorp
Choose what service you would like to book.
List your practice on Solv

Pulmonary function test
in New Mexico

Distance
Hours
Rating
Add location icon

Own a clinic? Add your location.

Help patients book appointments with you on Solv. It's free!

Add location

4.58(480 reviews)
3901 Georgia St NE, Albuquerque, NM 871103901 Georgia St NE
OpenMon 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Mon 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Tue 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Wed 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Thu 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Fri 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
labcorp
Call now

Recent patient review

I came here for a glucose test for my OBGYN office and needed to get the test done quickly. This facility is clean and simple, and staff here are incredibly friendly and helpful. Thank you so much for your flexibility and for your help!

715 Rankin Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87107715 Rankin Rd NE
alliance-analytical-laboratories
Call now

1101 Camino de Salud, Albuquerque, NM 871311101 Camino de Salud
scientific-laboratory-division
Call now

2305 San Pedro Dr NE, Albuquerque, NM 871102305 San Pedro Dr NE
OpenMon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • SunClosed
any-lab-test-now
Call now

801 Encino Pl NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102801 Encino Pl NE
OpenMon 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Mon 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wed 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thu 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
tricore-reference-laboratories
Call now

6100 Uptown Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 871106100 Uptown Blvd NE
OpenMon 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Mon12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Tue12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Wed12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Thu12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Fri12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Sat12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Sun12:00 am - 11:59 pm
detect-lab
Call now

3009 Louisiana Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 871103009 Louisiana Blvd NE
OpenMon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • SunClosed
at-random
Call now

201 Cedar St SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106201 Cedar St SE
tricore-reference-laboratories
Call now

5930 Midway Park Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 871095930 Midway Park Blvd NE
OpenMon 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
assaigai-analytical-laboratories
Call now

7510 Montgomery Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 871097510 Montgomery Blvd NE
OpenMon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
new-mexico-paternity-dna-testing-services
Call now

8300 Constitution Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 871108300 Constitution Ave NE
tricore-reference-laboratories
Call now

2201 Buena Vista Dr SE, Albuquerque, NM 871062201 Buena Vista Dr SE
OpenMon 7:00 am - 6:30 pm
  • Mon 7:00 am - 6:30 pm
  • Tue 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wed 7:00 am - 6:30 pm
  • Thu 7:00 am - 6:30 pm
  • Fri 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat 7:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Sun12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
genetel-paternity-solutions
Call now

8800 Montgomery Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 871118800 Montgomery Blvd NE
OpenMon 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
tricore-reference-laboratories
Call now

2425 Ridgecrest Dr SE, Albuquerque, NM 871082425 Ridgecrest Dr SE
lovelace-respiratory-research-institute
Call now

9809 Candelaria Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM 871129809 Candelaria Rd NE
OpenMon 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
custom-health-services
Call now

2901 Transport St SE, Albuquerque, NM 871062901 Transport St SE
OpenMon 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
quest-diagnostics
Call now

4909 Paseo Del Norte NE, Albuquerque, NM 871134909 Paseo Del Norte NE
alpha-testing-laboratory
Call now

2121 Juan Tabo Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 871122121 Juan Tabo Blvd NE
OpenMon 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
quest-diagnostics
Call now

5620 Modesto Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 871135620 Modesto Ave NE
OpenMon 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
atomic-inspection-labs
Call now

4600 Paradise Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 871144600 Paradise Blvd NW
OpenMon 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Mon12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Tue12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Wed12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Thu12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Fri12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Sat12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Sun12:00 am - 11:59 pm
guardian-cpcs
Call now
Add location icon

Own a clinic? Add your location.

Help patients book appointments with you on Solv. It's free!

Add location

Convenient care around the corner, around the clock

Quick and easy

No paperwork for breezy booking, with texts to keep you up-to-date.

Know what's covered

Snap a photo of your insurance card to see your benefits ahead of time.

In your neighborhood

Great healthcare professionals who treat you like a neighbor (because they are).

Latest Pulmonary Function Test Updates

Oct 31, 2022
A surge in respiratory syncytial virus is putting severe strain on children's hospitals nationwide. Hospitals first began seeing the unseasonable RSV rise in August. Now, many are reporting a case increase of over 300 percent compared to last month. (Becker's)
Oct 28, 2022
Flu-related hospitalizations nationwide have risen dramatically in recent weeks, reaching levels historically not seen until much later in flu season, according to data released Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (NBC News)

Pulmonary Function Test FAQs

  • What is a pulmonary function test?

    A pulmonary function test determines how effectively the lungs are functioning. The test assesses lung volume, capacity, gas exchange, and rate of flow, among other parameters linked to lung function. Your doctor may be able to use the results to identify and treat some lung problems.

  • How are pulmonary function tests performed in New Mexico?

    Depending on the information your doctor is looking for, pulmonary function tests can be done in two ways. Your doctor may order both tests in some circumstances since they measure distinct things. Your doctor may use a spirometer (a device with a mouthpiece) or have you stand inside an air-tight box that looks like a telephone booth to test your breathing.

  • What does a pulmonary function test measure?

    A pulmonary function test assesses a number of aspects of lung function. These are some of them:

    • Total lung capacity is the volume of the lungs when they are completely full with air.
    • Forced vital capacity is the amount of air you can forcefully evacuate once your lungs have been completely filled.
    • The amount of air left in your lungs after you've exhaled as much as you can.
    • The amount of air left in your lungs after you exhale normally is known as functional residual capacity.
  • How much does a PFT test cost in New Mexico?

    The cost of a pulmonary function test is determined by a number of factors, including the type of test you've had, whether you've had one or both tests, where you've had your test done, and if you have health insurance. A pulmonary function test without insurance might cost anywhere from $340 to $830.

  • Does insurance cover PFT testing in New Mexico?

    Your pulmonary function test may be covered at 80 to 100 percent of the entire cost if you have health insurance. A note from your doctor stating that the test is medically essential may be requested by your insurance provider. Whether or not you have a copay and whether or not you have reached your deductible may affect how much you pay out of pocket. Contact your insurance carrier if you have any questions regarding your personal insurance plan's coverage.

  • Who should get a pulmonary function test in New Mexico?

    A pulmonary function test may be ordered for a variety of reasons. They're sometimes done as part of a standard physical examination. They may also be essential for persons who work in particular areas, such as coal mines, where the risk of lung disease is higher. A pulmonary function test may be ordered by your doctor to assist diagnose allergies or lung disorders such as asthma, bronchiectasis, emphysema, or chronic bronchitis.

  • How do I read pulmonary function test results?

    Understanding lung function and the typical values for each function assessed is required when reading pulmonary function test results (total lung capacity, forced vital capacity, residual volume, and functional residual capacity). Your doctor will go through your test findings with you and let you know if there are any irregularities that should worry you.

  • How long does it take to get PFT test results in New Mexico?

    It takes 45 minutes to an hour to complete the test. A pulmonologist, a specialist who specializes in lung diseases, will need to review the results. After that, the findings will be transmitted to the doctor who requested the test on your behalf. When your findings are ready, you will meet with your doctor for a follow-up appointment to review them.

  • How can I book a pulmonary function test through Solv?

    With Solv, scheduling a pulmonary function test is simple. Type the word "pulmonary" into our website's search box. You'll notice a pulmonary function test choice emerges. Click the search icon after entering your address or selecting the option to utilize your current location. You'll find a list of providers in your area as well as appointment times that are available. Choose the best location and time for you, then fill out the form to arrange your appointment.

  • Can I do at-home PFT testing?

    Some lung function tests can be done at home. These employ a peak flow meter to measure airflow, which you blow into. These tests are usually prescribed for those who have been diagnosed with a lung ailment and need to check their airflow on a regular basis. If you're having trouble breathing or have other signs of a probable lung condition, such as pain when breathing, shortness of breath, or chronic coughing, contact a doctor for a proper diagnosis.

New Mexico Pulmonary Function Tests

A respiratory therapist or other certified pulmonary expert usually performs a pulmonary function test. A spirometer, which is a device with a mouthpiece, is used in one test, while an air-tight enclosure is used in the other. You may be referred to a specialist if your doctor determines that you require a pulmonary function test.

The following symptoms may necessitate a pulmonary function test:

  • A cough that lasts for at least 8 weeks
  • Even after little or no exercise, you may experience shortness of breath.
  • For a month or more, you've been coughing up mucus
  • Wheezing and coughing up blood
  • Chest discomfort that persists
  • Respiratory infections are common.

To prepare for your pulmonary function test, take these steps:

  • Do not eat a large lunch right before the test.
  • 6 hours before your test, don't smoke.
  • 6 hours before your test, don't do any strenuous exercise.
  • On the day of your exam, stay away from coffee.
  • Wear loose clothing that does not obstruct your ability to breathe.
  • Wear your dentures for your test if you have them.
  • 8 hours before the test, stop using any inhalers.
  • Don't take any ants with you.

You may feel dizzy or lightheaded at times during the test since it requires some quick and forced breathing. If you need to take a break, let your healthcare professional know. You may be exhausted following the test and require some rest.

If your results show that you have a lung problem, your doctor will discuss treatment options with you, which may include pulmonary rehabilitation, medication, or oxygen therapy. Lung health can also be improved by changing your lifestyle. For lung health, quitting smoking, having a nutritious diet, exercising frequently, and getting enough quality sleep are all essential. Furthermore, staying hydrated might help thin mucus in your lungs, making it easier to cough out.

Sources

Solv has strict sourcing guidelines and relies on peer-reviewed studies, academic research institutions, and medical associations. We avoid using tertiary references.

  1. John Hopkins Medicine: Pulmonary Function Tests
    https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/treatment-tests-and-therapies/pulmonary-function-tests
  2. MedlinePlus: Pulmonary Function Tests
    https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/003853.htm
  3. WebMD: Should You Test Your Lung Function at Home?
    https://www.webmd.com/lung/lung-function-home-test

Find Care

This site uses cookies to provide you with a great user experience. By using Solv, you accept our use of cookies.