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Wednesday, 13 December 2017
Lung Function Unit

We are fortunate to have a well-established and extensive Lung Function Unit allied to our department. It provides services to investigate and monitor respiratory symptoms and coordinates investigation and treatment of sleep apnoea.

Respiratory investigations possible include simple spirometry, full lung function tests, assessment of response to inhaled treatments, exercise asthma tests, bronchial challenge testing, exhaled nitric oxide testing, exercise capacity testing, oxygen assessment including overnight monitoring, flight assessment and skin allergy testing. The unit also carries out home sleep studies to investigate for obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA).