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Lung Function Testing

Elgin IL Pulmonology Specialist - Asthma TestAllergies can affect the functionality of your respiratory system in many ways. If you experience coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, or other breathing difficulties, they may be relieved by diagnosing and treating your allergies. Our offices at Advanced Allergy & Asthma Associates/Food Allergy Center of Illinois are equipped with the latest, most reliable technology for accurate diagnosis and treatment planning.

Our computerized lung function test, also called spirometry, can help us determine the nature and severity of your respiratory problems. The process is simple and comfortable. You only need to breathe into a sterile mouthpiece, which sends data to the spirometer (analytical machine). It accurately measures a number of functionality indicators including:

  • FVC (forced vital capacity) is the volume of air you can exhale forcefully after deeply inhaling.
  • FEV (forced expiratory volume) is the volume of air that you can forcefully exhale in a single breath.
  • Forced expiratory flow is a measurement of airflow taken while exhaling.
  • PEF (peak expiratory flow) is how fast you can exhale a deep breath.
  • MVV (maximum voluntary ventilation) is a measurement of the maximum volume of air you are capable of inhaling and exhaling within a 60-second period.
  • SVC (slow vital capacity) is the volume of air that you can exhale slowly after inhaling deeply.
  • TLC (total lung capacity) is the maximum volume of air you are capable of inhaling.
  • FRC (functional residual capacity) is the volume of air remaining in your lungs following normal exhalation.
  • RV (residual volume) is the volume of air that remains in your lungs after exhaling as much as possible.
  • ERV (expiratory reserve volume) is the difference between the volume of air remaining in your lungs after exhaling forcefully, and that remaining after exhaling normally.
This data enables us to evaluate your lung functioning and breathing abilities in detail, so that we can provide the appropriate treatment if needed. The respiratory disorders that can be detected with this test include:
  • Emphysema
  • Chronic cough
  • Bronchitis
  • Asthma
  • More
If you have been experiencing breathing difficulties that may be allergy related, let the trained professionals at Advanced Allergy & Asthma Associates/Food Allergy Center of Illinois help! We have three convenient locations – Elgin, Lake Zurich, and Crystal Lake – for easy access throughout the region. Call (847) 888-8802 and schedule your appointment today.
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