Spirometry and peak airflow tests are among the most commonly used pulmonary function tests which measure how fast and how much air you can breathe in and out these tests can also be used to differentiate between an obstructive lung disease such as copd and a restrictive lung disease such as pulmonary fibrosis. Laboratory evaluation of pulmonary function american review of respiratory disease 1371 p 246. Pulmonary function tests pfts are noninvasive tests that show how well the lungs are working the tests measure lung volume capacity rates of flow and gas exchange this information can help your healthcare provider diagnose and decide the treatment of certain lung disorders. 1 int anesthesiol clin 1966 fall43533 48 clinical and laboratory evaluation of pulmonary function dobkin ab byles ph pmid 5959725
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