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Pulmonary Function Laboratory

Block 3 Basement 1 Room K27
8am - 5pm Mon - Fri
Every Wednesday 2 - 5pm

Tel: 6321 3559

 GP Referral Hotline
65 6326 5361

Patients from primary care or other specialties can be referred directly for lung function testing. The report with results will be faxed to the referring doctor.

The Pulmonary Function Laboratory at Singapore General Hospital offers a large variety of respiratory tests for inpatients, outpatients, direct referrals from primary care and other hospitals. It has modern, fully computerized equipment to evaluate pulmonary function and exercise physiology. 

 Available tests

  • Spirometry with or without reversibility testing

  • Lung volumes (body plethysmography and nitrogen washout) 

  • Airway resistance 

  • Diffusion Capacity 

  • Maximal inspiratory and expiratory pressures 

  • Maximal voluntary ventilation 

  • Exhaled nitric oxide 

  • Pulse oximetry 

  • Oxygen titration 

  • Skin prick test for aeroallergens 

  • Bronchoprovocation tests: 

    • Methacholine challenge test 

    • Exercise induced asthma test

    • Hypertonic saline challenge test 

  • Six-minute walking test 

  • Cardiopulmonary exercise test 

  • Hypoxia-altitude simulation test 

  • Shunt study 

  • Sputum induction