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4128 Monroe Rd, Charlotte, NC 282054128 Monroe Rd
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4.83(2.7k reviews)
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4128 Monroe Rd, Charlotte, NC 282054128 Monroe Rd
OpenMon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Staff was very friendly and I felt comfortable. Clinical staff was fast and helpful.

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4.93(413 reviews)
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440 Tyvola Rd, Charlotte, NC 28217440 Tyvola Rd
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Very helpful from the time I checked in until the time I left. Very pleased with the service I received. They went out of their way to make me feel cared for

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4.81(5k reviews)
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10102 Johnston Rd, Charlotte, NC 2821010102 Johnston Rd
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Got me in and out so quickly! Staff was friendly and helpful. Doctor and all staff were great!

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4.83(2.3k reviews)
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16704 Hawfield Way Dr, Charlotte, NC 2827716704 Hawfield Way Dr
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Very friendly and caring staff.

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4.82(2.8k reviews)
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14001 E Independence Blvd, Indian Trail, NC 2807914001 E Independence Blvd
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The staff and doctor were very professional and their bedside manner was great. I highly recommend them.

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4.78(4.7k reviews)
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1908 E Franklin Blvd, Gastonia, NC 280541908 E Franklin Blvd
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Everyone from the admittance desk to the doctor was very friendly and professional. Definitely a breathe of fresh air from a medical facility.

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4.86(1.7k reviews)
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295 Williamson Rd, Mooresville, NC 28117295 Williamson Rd
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Recent patient review

This was the first time going here and I will definitely be using it from now on. Everyone front the front desk to the nurse and doctor were fantastic.

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4.17(502 reviews)
330 Billingsley Rd, Charlotte, NC 28211330 Billingsley Rd
OpenMon 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Recent patient review

I was very impressed by how quickly the test was done, and relatively painlessly. Very quick in and out. You can only get this with someone who's been doing this for 20 years. Come if you're afraid of needles and want steady hands!

4.19(599 reviews)
8401 Medical Plaza Dr, Charlotte, NC 282628401 Medical Plaza Dr
OpenMon 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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!

4.28(450 reviews)
5031g W W.T.Harris Blvd, Charlotte, NC 282695031g W W.T.Harris Blvd
OpenMon 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Recent patient review

This has to be the nicest, cleanest, most professional lab facility I have ever been to. I went in around lunchtime, expecting delays and lots of impatient people. What I experienced was far from this. The assistant, was very professional and courteous. There were two other patients and they handled each of us with respect and due diligence. I plan on coming to this location for ALL my lab work in the future! Plus, I have been recommending this place to all my friends and colleagues.

4.15(466 reviews)
2800 W Mallard Creek Church Rd, Charlotte, NC 282622800 W Mallard Creek Church Rd
OpenMon 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Recent patient review

Entire visit took no more than 10 minutes. Staff was very friendly, check in process was very quick with automated systems.

4.56(405 reviews)
10512 Park Rd, Charlotte, NC 2821010512 Park Rd
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Recent patient review

Entire visit took no more than 10 minutes. Staff was very friendly, check in process was very quick with automated systems.

4.12(556 reviews)
5933 Blakeney Park Dr, Charlotte, NC 282775933 Blakeney Park Dr
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Recent patient review

Had an fast and pleasant experience at this location. I was in and out within 10 minutes and the phlebotomist who drew my blood made the process extremely easy and as pain free as possible. Would definitely recommend this location.

4.33(560 reviews)
640 Summit Crossing Pl, Gastonia, NC 28054640 Summit Crossing Pl
OpenMon 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
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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!

4.25(420 reviews)
2460 India Hook Rd, Rock Hill, SC 297322460 India Hook Rd
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Recent patient review

Super quick and clean! I waited for less than 5 min & check in was smooth. The technician who took the sample did it quickly and I barely felt the needle

4.59(447 reviews)
478 Copperfield Blvd NE, Concord, NC 28025478 Copperfield Blvd NE
OpenMon 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Recent patient review

This has to be the nicest, cleanest, most professional lab facility I have ever been to. I went in around lunchtime, expecting delays and lots of impatient people. What I experienced was far from this. The assistant, was very professional and courteous. There were two other patients and they handled each of us with respect and due diligence. I plan on coming to this location for ALL my lab work in the future! Plus, I have been recommending this place to all my friends and colleagues.

4.12(522 reviews)
134 Medical Park Rd, Mooresville, NC 28117134 Medical Park Rd
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Recent patient review

Entire visit took no more than 10 minutes. Staff was very friendly, check in process was very quick with automated systems.

1918 Randolph Rd, Charlotte, NC 282071918 Randolph Rd
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1928 Randolph Rd, Charlotte, NC 282071928 Randolph Rd
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5100 Reagan Dr, Charlotte, NC 282065100 Reagan Dr
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Pulmonary Function Test FAQs

  • What is a pulmonary function test?

    A pulmonary function test is a test that measures how well the lungs are performing. The test measures several metrics related to lung function, including lung volume, capacity, gas exchange, and rate of flow. The results can help your doctor diagnose and treat certain lung disorders.

  • How are pulmonary function tests performed?

    Pulmonary function tests can be performed in two ways, depending on the specific information your doctor is looking for. In some cases, your doctor may want to perform both tests, as they measure different things. Your doctor may use a spirometer, which is a device with a mouthpiece, or they may have you stand inside an air-tight box, which looks similar to a telephone booth.

  • hat does a pulmonary function test measure?

    A pulmonary function test measures several components related to lung function. These include:

    • Total lung capacity: The volume of the lungs when they are filled with as much air as possible.
    • Forced vital capacity: How much air you can exhale forcefully after completely filling your lungs.
    • Residual volume: How much air is left in your lungs after you exhale as much as you can.
    • Functional residual capacity: How much air is left in the lungs after you exhale normally.
  • How much does a PFT test cost?

    The cost of a pulmonary function test depends on several factors, such as the type of test you have performed, whether you have one or both tests, where you have your test performed, and whether you have health insurance. Without health insurance, a pulmonary function test can cost from $340 to $830.

  • Does insurance cover PFT testing?

    If you have health insurance, your pulmonary function test may be covered at 80 to 100 percent of the total. Your insurance company may request a letter from your doctor stating that the test is medically necessary. The amount you are responsible for paying out-of-pocket may depend on whether you have a copay and whether you have met your deductible. If you have questions about what is covered under your specific insurance plan, contact your insurance company.

  • Who should get a pulmonary function test?

    There are many reasons why someone may get a pulmonary function test. They are sometimes performed as part of a routine physical exam. They may also be required for people working in certain environments that can increase the risk of lung conditions, such as coal mines. Your doctor may also order a pulmonary function test to help diagnose allergies or various lung conditions like asthma, bronchiectasis, emphysema, or chronic bronchitis.

  • How do I read pulmonary function test results?

    Reading pulmonary function test results requires an understanding of lung function and the normal values for each function measured (total lung capacity, forced vital capacity, residual volume, and functional residual capacity). Your doctor will review your test results with you and let you know of any abnormalities that could be a cause for concern.

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

    The test itself takes about 45 minutes to one hour. The results will need to be read by a pulmonologist, who is a doctor specially trained in lung conditions. The results will then be sent to the doctor who ordered the test for you. You will have a follow-up appointment with your doctor to discuss your results when they are ready.

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

    Booking a pulmonary function test is easy with Solv. In the search box on our website, type the word “pulmonary.” You will see an option appear for pulmonary function test. Enter your address or select the option to use your current location, and click the search icon. You will see a list of providers in your area and available appointment times. Choose a location and time that is best for you, and enter your information to schedule your appointment.

  • Can I do at-home PFT testing?

    There are some home lung function tests available. These use a peak flow meter, which you blow into to measure your airflow. These tests are typically recommended for those who have already been diagnosed with a lung condition and need to monitor their airflow regularly. If you have difficulty breathing or other symptoms of a possible lung condition — such as pain when breathing, shortness of breath, or persistent coughing — you should see a doctor for an accurate diagnosis.

About Pulmonary Function Tests

A pulmonary function test is typically performed by a respiratory therapist or other trained pulmonary specialists. There are two types of tests, one uses a spirometer, which is a device with a mouthpiece, and the other uses an air-tight box. If your doctor decides you need a pulmonary function test, you may be sent to a specialist.

Symptoms that may warrant a pulmonary function test include:

  • A cough lasting for 8 weeks or longer
  • Shortness of breath, even after little or no exertion
  • Coughing up mucus for a month or longer
  • Coughing up blood
  • Wheezing
  • Chronic chest pain
  • Frequent respiratory infections

Take the following steps to prepare for your pulmonary function test:

  • Do not eat a heavy meal immediately before the test
  • Do not smoke for 6 hours before your test
  • Do not exercise vigorously for 6 hours before your test
  • Avoid caffeine on the day of your test
  • Wear loose clothing that does not restrict your breathing
  • If you have dentures, wear them for your test
  • Stop using any inhalers 8 hours before the test
  • Don't take any antihistamines for 48 hours before the test

Be aware that because the test involves some rapid breathing and forced breathing, you may feel dizzy or lightheaded at times. Let your healthcare provider know if you need to take a break. You may be tired after the test and need some time to rest.

If your results indicate a lung condition, your doctor will talk to you about treatment options, which may include pulmonary rehabilitation, medication, or oxygen therapy. Lifestyle changes can also improve the health of your lungs. Not smoking, eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, and getting enough quality sleep are all important for lung health. Moreover, staying hydrated can help make the mucus in your lungs thinner and easier to cough up. If possible, avoid dusty or smoky environments.

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

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