Overview - Tests

If you’re experiencing signs or symptoms of lung disease, your doctor will take one or more tests to diagnose your condition. The results of your tests will help your doctor to determine an appropriate treatment plan which helps you recover and return to good health. 

If you have already have a lung condition, or have had lung surgery, your doctor may take tests to find out if your condition is improving.

Respiratory Tests

If your doctor thinks your signs and symptoms could be caused by a type of lung disease, you may need to have one or more of the following tests.

Blood Tests

A blood test is a scientific analysis of your blood.

Find out more about blood tests.

Lung Function Tests

Lung function tests are a group of tests that measure how well your lungs work.

Find out more about lung function tests.

Nasopharyngeal Swabs and Cultures

A nasopharyngeal swab is a test to check for upper respiratory infections.

Find out more about nasopharyngeal swabs and cultures.

Six Minute Walk Test

A six minute walk test measures how far you can walk on a flat surface for exactly six minutes.

Find out more about six minute walk tests.

Sleep Study

A sleep study, also called a polysomnogram or PSG, helps your doctor work out if you have a sleep disorder.

Find out more about sleep studies.