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Can everyone carry out lung function tests?

Among requirements for carrying out lung function tests are a quiet environment, expertise, being experienced, and sufficient time. Do not carry out spirometric tests if these conditions are not met.

Clearly spirometric tests cannot be carried out in a hurry. Usually it cannot be combined with busy office hours. If, for that reason, testing is delegated to a nurse or other assistant, that person must fulfill all the above requirements and be able to fall back on an experienced doctor.
If these conditions are not met it is better to have spirometric tests carried out in well equipped laboratories with professionally trained and experienced personnel; you can then rely on the quality of both measurements and calibrations.

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