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Breathing and lung function tests

Lots of tests can be done to investigate breathing problems. This information will tell you what to expect.

We also have information about what each test involves.

We’re grateful to the Association for Respiratory Technology and Physiology for its help in creating this information.

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Last medically reviewed: January 2020. Due for review: January 2023

This information uses the best available medical evidence and was produced with the support of people living with lung conditions. Find out how we produce our information. If you’d like to see our references get in touch.