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Other Names for Lung Function Tests

  • Lung diffusion testing; also called diffusing capacity and diffusing capacity of the lung for carbon monoxide, or DLCO
  • Pulmonary function tests, or PFTs

Arterial blood gas tests also are called blood gas analyses or ABGs.

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Lung Function Tests Clinical Trials

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September 17, 2012 Last Updated Icon

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