Lung function

Lung function testing

Spirometry performed before and after treatment strategies, such as antibiotic use, may be of value in assessing improvements objectively.

Spirometry recommendations in The British Thoracic Society Guidelines for non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis:

adults and school age children – initial assessment

adults attending specialist care – annual spirometry performed

patients with immune deficiency or primary ciliary dyskinesia – spirometry at least four times a year

See Lung Function for further information