Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) testsChronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Tests could include:
- Lung Function Tests
- Pulse Oximetry
- History and Physical Exam
- Lung Volume Test
- Peak expiratory flow rate measurement
- Respiratory System Examination
- Evaluation of wheezing
- Chest X-Ray
- CT Scan of Lung
- CT of Chest
- Arterial Blood Gas (ABG) Test
- Spirometry for bronchospasm with prolonged evaluation
- Breath Sound Evaluation
- Computed Tomography (CT) Scan
- Lung Plethesmography
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