What is Lung Capacity Test?

Category: Procedures

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Generic name: Pulmonary (lung) Function Tests

Lung capacity tests are pulmonary function tests that measures how much air lungs can hold under different circumstances. There are a few types of capacity tests including: Forced vital capacity (FVC), Slow vital capacity (SVC), Total lung capacity (TLC) and Functional residual capacity (FRC).

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Asthma 1 0
Breathing difficulty 1 0
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis 1 2
Pneumonia 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Lung Capacity Test

Side effect Patients
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 2
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 2
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 0
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1 patient evaluation for Lung Capacity Test

Sep 21, 2018 (Started Sep 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 30, 2016 (Started Sep 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Every 3 months
Cost: < $25 monthly

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