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What Are the Risks of Lung Function Tests?

Spirometry, lung volume measurement tests, and lung diffusion capacity tests usually are safe. These tests rarely cause problems.

Pulse oximetry has no risks. Side effects from arterial blood gas tests are rare.

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Lung Function Tests Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are research studies that explore whether a medical strategy, treatment, or device is safe and effective for humans. To find clinical trials that are currently underway for Lung Function Tests, visit www.clinicaltrials.gov.

 
September 17, 2012 Last Updated Icon

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