Routine Lung Function Tests

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DISCLAIMER This pocket guide attempts to define principles of practice that should produce high-quality patient care. It is applicable to specialists, primary care, and providers at all levels. This pocket guide should not be considered exclusive of other methods of care reasonably directed at obtaining the same results. The ultimate judgment concerning the propriety of any course of conduct must be made by the clinician after consideration of each individual patient situation. Neither IGC, the medical associations, nor the authors endorse any product or service associated with the distributor of this clinical reference tool. CONSULTANTS Sanja Stanojevic, PhD | David Kaminsky, MD | Martin Miller, MD | Bruce Thompson, PhD | Andrea Aliverti, PhD | Igor Barjaktarevic, MD | Brendan Cooper, PhD | Bruce Culver, PhD | Eric Derom, MD | Graham Hall, PhD | JÖrg Leuppi, MD | Neil MacIntyre, MD | Meredith McCormack, MD | Margaret Rosenfeld, MD | Erik Swenson, MD ABBREVIATIONS ATS, American Thoracic Society; BDR, bronchodilator response; BMI, body mass index; CO, carbon monoxide; COPD, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; D L CO, diffusing capacity of the lungs for CO; ERS, European Respiratory Society; ERV, expiratory reserve volume; FEF, forced expiratory flow; FEV 1 , forced expiratory volume in 1 second; FEV 1 Q, forced expiratory volume in one second quotient; FIF, forced inspiratory flow; FRC, functional residual capacity; FVC, forced vital capacity; GLI, Global Lung Function Initiative; ILD, interstitial lung disease; K CO , measured carbon monoxide concentration change over time; LLN, lower limit of normal; PEF, peak expiratory flow; PFT, pulmonary function tests; RV, residual volume; TLC, total lung capacity; ULN, upper limit of normal; V A , volume of gas containing CO measured by the dilution of an inert tracer gas in the inspired volume SOURCE Stanojevic S, Kaminsky DA, Miller M, et al. ERS/ATS technical standard on interpretive strategies for routine lung function tests. Eur Respir J. 2021 Dec 23:2101499. doi: 10.1183/13993003.01499-2021. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34949706. 106 Commerce Street, Suite 105 Lake Mary, FL 32746 TEL: 407.878.7606 ⋅ FAX: 407.878.7611 Order additional copies at Copyright © 2022 All rights reserved ATSLFT00223b

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