PFT - Pulmonary function test
Pulmonary function test (PFT) is a term used for a number of tests that identify your lung function and the ability of your lungs to deliver oxygen to other organs. PFT's are non-invasive procedures that measure a patient's lung volume and capacity, flow rates, and gas exchange
Pulmonary function tests (PFTs) are a group of tests that measure how well your lungs work. This includes how well you’re able to breathe and how effective your lungs are able to bring oxygen to the rest of your body.
Your doctor may order these tests:
if you’re having symptoms of lung problems
if you’re regularly exposed to certain substances in the environment or workplace
to monitor the course of chronic lung disease, such as asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
to assess how well your lungs are working before you have surgery PFTs are also known as lung function tests.