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.
Spirometry with or without reversibility testing
Lung volumes (body plethysmography and nitrogen washout)
Maximal inspiratory and expiratory pressures
Maximal voluntary ventilation
Exhaled nitric oxide
Skin prick test for aeroallergens
Methacholine challenge test
Exercise induced asthma test
Hypertonic saline challenge test
Six-minute walking test
Cardiopulmonary exercise test
Hypoxia-altitude simulation test