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Lung diffusion test

Lung diffusion test

Lung diffusion test: A lung diffusion test is designed to measure how effectively air (gas) passes through the lungs into the blood; the patient breathes in air containing a very small amount of carbon monoxide, holds for 10 seconds, then exhales. The exhaled air is analysed for carbon monoxide content, which is an indication of how much (or how little) gas is absorbed by the lungs.

Lung diffusion test: Other Names

Other names for Lung diffusion test include:

  • DLCO (diffusion capacity of the lung for carbon monoxide)

Symptoms Associated with Lung diffusion test

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Diseases Associated with Lung diffusion test

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