Melbourne Interventional Pulmonology Lung Function Lab

At MIPG, we understand the importance of accurate diagnostic testing.

Not all lung function testing is performed optimally, and the difference in results can make a big difference to your diagnosis. This is why we have invested in the latest state of the art lung function testing equipment, to ensure the best, most accurate results possible.

We also understand that for some patients, the convenience, and cost savings, of on-site testing at the time of your medical consultation can make all the difference. We will aim to do our best to accommodate your needs when booking in lung function testing.

Pulmonary Function Tests

We offer the following services:

  • Spirometry (pre and post bronchodilator)
  • Exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO)
  • Gas diffusion (TLCO/DLCO)
  • Lung Volumes (body plethysmography)
  • Bronchial Provocation Challenge Testing
    for asthma (Mannitol)

Most tests are bulk billed, with a small out of pocket cost if challenge testing is required.

Please call us if you would like to make a booking.

For diagnostic testing (i.e. when you do not have an established diagnosis) we request that you withhold your reliever medication (if safe to do so) for at least 4 hours prior to your test, and your preventer medication for at least 12 hours prior (24 hours preferable). For challenge testing, longer durations of withholding are required, and can be discussed with our staff.

If you already have an established diagnosis, and the testing is for monitoring purposes, then there is no need to withhold your usual medications prior to testing.