Pulmonary Function Test (PFT)
The Pulmonary Function Test (PFT) is a non-invasive lung test that is performed to examine the functioning of the lungs. The PFT test helps to diagnose lung disorders and respiratory diseases. It also helps to decide and start the right treatment plan.
There are two main methods to do PFT. They are -
Other name - Lung function test
Pulmonary Function Test (PFT) Cost in India
|Test Type||Lung function test|
|Preparation||Wear loose clothing and comfortable shoes. Avoid smoking, drinking alcohol, eating large meals, using a short-acting inhaler or doing heavy exercises before the test. Avoid jewellery that may interfere with your breathing.|
|PFT test costs in Hyderabad||Rs.500 to Rs 1000 approximately.|
|PFT test costs in Vizag||Rs. 500 to Rs. 1000 approximately|
|PFT test costs in Nashik||Rs. 300 to Rs. 1000 approximately.|
|PFT test cost in Aurangabad||Rs. 300 to Rs. 1000 approximately.|
|PFT test costs in Nellore||Rs. 300 to Rs. 1000 approximately.|
|PFT test costs in Chandanagar||Rs.500 to Rs 1000 approximately.|
|PFT test costs in Srikakulam||Rs. 500 to Rs. 1000 approximately.|
|PFT test costs in Sangamner||Rs. 300 to Rs. 1000 approximately.|
|PFT test costs in Kurnool||Rs. 300 to Rs. 1000 approximately.|
|PFT test costs in Kakinada||Rs. 300 to Rs. 1000 approximately.|
A pulmonary function test cost in India at different locations may vary.
Pulmonary function tests findings
Pulmonary function tests, or lung function tests are used to measure lung volume or capacity, the rate of the flow inside the lungs, and gas exchange. For people suffering from lung disorders or any kind of infection, the value differs.
|Pulmonary function test||Normal value (95 per cent confidence interval)|
|FEV1||80% to 120%|
|FVC||80% to 120%|
|Absolute FEV1/FVC ratio||Within 5% of the predicted ratio|
|TLC||80% to 120%|
|FRC||75% to 120%|
|RV||75% to 120%|
|DLCO||> 60% to <120%|
DLCO - Diffusing Capacity of Lung for Carbon Monoxide
For any abnormal value, you must consult a doctor.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Lung cancer
- Chronic bronchitis
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
No, it is a painless procedure.
It takes 30 minutes to complete.
The cost of PFT in Hyderabad is Rs.500 to Rs 1000 approximately.
The preparation needed before the PFT is:
- Avoid smoking
- Do not wear tight-fitting clothes.
- Do not take bronchodilator medicines for a few hours before the test.
- Avoid taking heavy meals.
- Avoid alcohol consumption
Yes, PFT is a safe test.
The risks involved in a pulmonary function test are -
- Shortness of breath
Avoid consuming caffeine products before a PFT test.
A pulmonary function technician performs the pulmonary function test.