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Procedure - Spirometry Test

A spirometry test is used at Ogden Clinic offices in Utah to measure how much air a patient inhales, exhales, and the rate at which both occur. This test is used to measure lung function in order to diagnose various conditions of the lungs, monitor general lung health, or observe whether a treatment is improving lung function. Your doctor may recommend a spirometry test if he/she suspects that you have asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) emphysema, chronic bronchitis, or pulmonary fibrosis, or to observe the effects medication is having on your lungs.

How to Prepare

To prepare for a spirometry test at Ogden Clinic, you should consult with your doctor about refraining from certain medications before the test. You will need to wear loose fitting clothing that allows you to take deep breaths, and avoid eating a big meal prior to the test, so that you can breathe easier.

During the Procedure

The spirometry test will involve you blowing into a tube attached to a machine called a spirometer. Your doctor will explain the procedure to you in detail and make sure you are comfortable before it begins. To get accurate results from the test, it is vital that it is performed correctly.

To begin, you will take a seat and your doctor will place a clip over your nose to keep the nostrils closed. They will then ask you to take a deep breath and breathe out as hard as you can for several seconds. You will need to make sure that your lips create a seal around the tube, so that no air can escape. The doctor will likely ask you to repeat the test several times to ensure that the results are consistent. Once all tests are taken, the doctor will use the highest value as the final result. A spirometry test usually lasts for about 15 minutes. The doctor will then analyze your results and determine the best course of treatment for your condition.

If you would like to understand more about your lung function, or need diagnosis of a lung condition, come to Ogden Clinic in Utah to learn more about a spirometry test. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.


Amann, Kelly, DO
3485 West 5200 South
Roy, UT
801-475-3900

Anderson, Elisabeth, PA-C
4650 Harrison Blvd
Ogden, UT
801-475-3000

Arbon, Brett, FNP-C
1100 West 2700 North
Pleasant View, UT
801-475-3600

Bailey, Chase, DNP
3485 West 5200 South
Roy, UT
801-475-3900

Baires, Enrique, MD
3485 West 5200 South
Roy, UT
801-475-3900

Belfry, Carolyn, MD
1100 West 2700 North
Pleasant View, UT
801-475-3600

Bielik, Candace, PA-C
5740 Crestwood Dr
Ogden, UT
801-479-7771

Broadbent, Daniel, MD
991 W. Shepard Lane
Farmington, UT
801-397-6080

Browne, Michael, PA-C
1159 East 12th Street
Ogden, UT
801-475-3700

Bruce, Stephen, MD
5740 Crestwood Dr
Ogden, UT
801-479-7771

Butters, Bridger, PA-C
185 S 400 E
Bountiful, UT
801-298-4112

Chappell, Daniel, DO
991 W. Shepard Lane
Farmington, UT
801-397-6080

Christensen, D. Carl, FNP-C
3225 W. Gordon Ave
Layton, UT
801-397-6150

Christensen, Lane, DNP
4650 Harrison Blvd
Ogden, UT
801-475-3000

Christian, Mark, MD
185 S 400 E
Bountiful, UT
801-298-4112

Christiansen, Van, MD
1100 West 2700 North
Pleasant View, UT
801-475-3600

Clarkson, Samantha, FNP-C
5740 Crestwood Dr
Ogden, UT
801-479-7771

Cope, David, MD
185 S 400 E
Bountiful, UT
801-298-4112

Davis, Christopher, DO
3225 W. Gordon Ave
Layton, UT
801-397-6150

Eggleston, Darek, DO
1100 West 2700 North
Pleasant View, UT
801-475-3600

Fischer, Roxina, FNP-C
6112 South 1550 East
South Ogden, UT
801-475-3800

Grogan, Rodney, PA-C
3485 West 5200 South
Roy, UT
801-475-3900

Hagemeyer, Matthew, MD
1159 East 12th Street
Ogden, UT
801-475-3700

Heder, Lane, PA-C
3225 W. Gordon Ave
Layton, UT
801-397-6150

Hemmersmeier, John, MD
5740 Crestwood Dr
Ogden, UT
801-479-7771

Holmes, Shelby, FNP-C
1159 East 12th Street
Ogden, UT
801-475-3700

Johnson, Eric, PA-C
1159 East 12th Street
Ogden, UT
801-475-3700

Kester, Brittany, PA-C, ATC
1159 East 12th Street
Ogden, UT
801-475-3700

Larson, Dallen, PA-C
4650 Harrison Blvd
Ogden, UT
801-475-3000

Marsh, Damon, PA-C
1100 West 2700 North
Pleasant View, UT
801-475-3600

Miconi-Correa, Lisa, FNP-BC
5740 Crestwood Dr
Ogden, UT
801-479-7771

Neville, Roark, MD
3225 W. Gordon Ave
Layton, UT
801-397-6150

O'Brien, Grace, DO
6112 South 1550 East
South Ogden, UT
801-475-3800

Peterson, Bryce, MD
185 S 400 E
Bountiful, UT
801-298-4112

Reynolds, Kerry, PA-C
1159 East 12th Street
Ogden, UT
801-475-3700

Sandberg, Rebecca, FNP-C
185 S 400 E
Bountiful, UT
801-298-4112

Schmitz, J., MD
1159 East 12th Street
Ogden, UT
801-475-3700

Shanafelt, Emily, FNP-C
3485 West 5200 South
Roy, UT
801-475-3900

Stephens, Lisa, PA-C
3485 West 5200 South
Roy, UT
801-397-6150

Taggart, Kimberly, FNP-C
991 W. Shepard Lane
Farmington, UT
801-397-6080

Ward, Raymond, MD, PhD
185 S 400 E
Bountiful, UT
801-298-4112

Ward, Amanda, FNP
5740 Crestwood Dr
Ogden, UT
801-298-4112

Wasden, Michelle, PA-C
1100 West 2700 North
Pleasant View, UT
801-475-3600

West, Renee, MD
4650 Harrison Blvd
Ogden, UT
801-475-3000

Westbroek, Ryan, FNP-C
6112 South 1550 East
South Ogden, UT
801-475-3800

Wilson, Kayleen, FNP-C
3485 West 5200 South
Roy, UT
801-475-3900

Wozab, Jessica, PA-C
3485 West 5200 South
Roy, UT
801-475-3900