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 -

  • Spirometry
  • Plethysmography

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.
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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.

Pulmonary Function Test (PFT)

A pulmonary function test cost in India at different locations may vary.

Book a pulmonary function test at Medicover Hospitals. Call us at   040-68334455


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.

Book an appointment with our pulmonologist at Medicover hospitals.

Frequently Asked Questions


  • Lung cancer
  • Asthma
  • Allergies
  • Chronic bronchitis
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Infections

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
  • Asthma
  • Coughing
  • Dizziness

Avoid consuming caffeine products before a PFT test.

If you fail a pulmonary function test, it will show abnormal results and it indicates that you have lung or chest disease.

A pulmonary function technician performs the pulmonary function test.


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