Spirometry is a simple test used to help screen for certain lung conditions by measuring how much air you can breathe out in one forced breath. It's carried out using a device called a spirometer, a small device which provides data on lung function.
Conditions that can be monitored using spirometry include:
- Asthma - a long-term condition in which the airways become periodically inflamed (swollen) and narrowed
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) - a group of lung conditions where the airways become narrowed
- Cystic fibrosis - a genetic condition in which the lungs and digestive system become clogged with thick, sticky mucus
- Pulmonary fibrosis - scarring of the lungs
A clinician can provide a spirometry screen within the home, and send the results directly to a consultant, G.P or healthcare provider, wirelessly and securely.