Pulmonary Function Testing

Spirometry Exams

Pulmonary Function Testing

HTS is a NIOSH-approved Mobile Spirometry Facility.

Our technicians are NIOSH Certified and ready to deploy nationally on-demand. As a premier spirometry facility, our test results consistently exceed industry standards for overall session quality.

Spirometry, the most common type of pulmonary function test (PFT), is used to evaluate worker respiratory health in medical surveillance programs and to screen workers for their ability to perform certain work tasks.

We utilize the ‘gold standard’ in spirometry equipment – ndd’s Easy on-PC diagnostic devices with TrueFlow™ technology.  The Easy on-PC software provides real-time graphs and animated incentive graphics to enhance the user experience and achieve maximum test results.  Instant session quality feedback is provided on-screen with both graded statements and descriptive suggestions to optimize worker test performance.

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Pulmonary Function Testing FAQs

On average, a PFT requires about 10 minutes to complete.  Some exam sessions take less time, while others require more time.  The duration of each exam session is mainly dependent on successful coaching by our NIOSH Certified technicians and the acceptable, repeatable efforts by the employee.  Appropriate rest is provided between maneuvers so that employees may recover and repeat test efforts to the best of their ability.

Yes. In fact, we are unable to begin testing without a passing daily calibration check.

A pulmonary function test is often utilized for industrial screening and surveillance purposes.  Many OSHA medical surveillance provisions require a pulmonary function test such as Respirable Crystalline Silica, Asbestos, Benzene and Formaldehyde.      

No.  A PFT is not a requirement for determining respirator clearance.  Review the interpretation letter to the 1910.134 respiratory protection standard found here for more information on this topic.

 

Yes.  In fact, we are also a NIOSH Certified Spirometry Facility.

Yes.  Click here to review the document published in 2011.

Yes.  Click here to review the document published in 2011.

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