Respiratory Investigation

Respiratory Investigation

We offer a wide range of routine and advanced respiratory tests.  Our tests provide invaluable data for diagnosis, monitoring and treatment for a variety of respiratory conditions.

As a result of Covid-19, your hospital experience may be different to what you have previously experienced. To help prepare you, the Respiratory Investigations Team has developed an information video which explains what to expect on your visit. The experience may differ depending on which hospital your appointment is at - please click the links:


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Location: Ground floor, outpatients department, Core B

Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 8.30 am to 4.30 pm.  

Contact us: 01733 673731

Our clinical tests are divided into:

Routine breathing tests

  • spirometry (FVL)
  • gas transfer test
  • static lung volumes (Bodyplethysmography & Helium Dilution)
  • reversibility Studies
  • six minute walk tests
  • FENO

Advanced breathing tests

  • respiratory muscle assessment (MIPs, MIPs, Sniff and erect and supine spirometry)
  • bronchial Challenge – Mannitol
  • flight assessment
  • skin prick test
  • cardiopulmonary exercise test
  • ear lobe capillary blood gases