We use state of the art, low-impact tests to diagnose your child's pulmonary health.

Pulmonary Function Lab

The Pulmonary Function team at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford performs testing on infants, children and young adults. These tests include:

  • Spirometry - Measurement of the amount of air exhaled and how quickly the air was expelled from the lungs
  • Lung volume measurement
  • Plethysmography - Measures how much air can be held in the lungs
  • Arterial blood gas analysis - Measures the acidity (pH) and amounts of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the blood
  • Apnea studies - Assesses abnormal breathing
  • Sleep apnea monitoring - Evaluation of breathing pauses during sleep

Pulmonary Function Lab Care Team