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Common Spirometry Testing Errors

Because spirometry is an effort dependent test, possibly the most important factor in acquiring accurate results is a motivated and enthusiastic staff to coach the patient before and during the test. It can take from 2-8 efforts (tests) in order to get good acceptable results prior to report generation and interpretation.

Common Reasons of Inaccurate Results are:

Testing Tip: Once you have had experience performing spirometry on your patients, you will develop your own best method for patient instruction and coaching. The following suggestions will assist in acquiring the best possible results from your patients.

Also see 10 Steps to Good Results and Sample Spirometry Tracings


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