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Pulmonary Medicine Tests & Treatments

The following tests and treatments are some of the most common offered by a pulmonologist. A pulmonologist can offer many other advanced tests and treatments for a wide range of medical problems. Please call (708) 660-INFO (4636) if you have questions about specific tests or treatments not listed here.

  • Pulmonary function testing: Used to diagnose and evaluate patients with asthma, cystic fibrosis, lung cancer and other lung conditions.
  • Arterial blood gases: Blood specimen collection and analysis to assist with diagnosis of many pulmonary and cardiac conditions.
  • Unattended sleep studies with apnea monitoring: Continuous overnight monitoring of respiratory patterns and saturation readings helps determine if breathing stops or is slowed.
  • Six-minute walk studies: A timed walk test focusing primarily on functional performance.