Pulmonary exercise stress test this test tells how much air moves in and out of your lungs when you exercise during the test you may be asked to walk on a treadmill or ride on a stationary bike the test may show exactly where your breathing problems begin they may begin in your lungs your heart or both. Pulmonary function testing at pulmonary practice associates is administered by one of our registered certified respiratory therapists this test allows our physicians to gain a better understanding of a patients lung capacity and restrictions if any. Respiratory care year in review 2010 part 1 asthma copd pulmonary function testing ventilator associated pneumonia bruce k rubin rajiv dhand gregg l ruppel richard d branson and dean r hess. Respiratory therapy pulmonary function testing respiratory therapy respiratory therapists provide treatment and diagnostic respiratory services for patients in all clinical areas of maine medical center including the special care unit scu cardio thoracic intensive care unit cticu neonatal intensive care unit nicu the barbara bush childrens hospital emergency department . The complete pulmonary function test or complete pft requires you to perform the spirometry lung volume and dlco methacholine challenge the therapist may perform tests that measure how your lungs respond to outside factors such as medications allergens or exercise this test is called the methacholine challenge
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