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Pulmonary Diagnostics Lab

Lung Disease Diagnostic Tests in Central Minnesota

The pulmonary diagnostics labs at CentraCare provide testing to help diagnose and treat lung illnesses.

We Offer a Range of Tests that Include, but Are Not Limited to:

  • Pulmonary function tests with and without bronchodilators
  • Methacholine challenge — a test for reactive airway disease
  • Diffusing capacity
  • Home oxygen evaluations
  • Arterial blood gases

Respiratory therapists are trained to provide these tests to people of all ages with all types of breathing problems.

How Do You Set Up an Appointment for One of These Tests?

Talk to your doctor. Appointments range from a half hour to 1½ hours, based on your test.

How Can You Prepare for These Tests?

  • Write down any questions you have. A scheduler will call you before your test to prepare you for the visit and answer questions.
  • Check your health plan about covered services before your test.
  • Bring any medicine you use to your test.

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

CentraCare care givers have been working around the clock for more than 20 months to care for you, your families and friends during COVID. We are committed to caring for every Minnesotan who needs us, and nothing will prevent us from doing so – even during these never-seen-before times.

The challenge of providing this level of care is that our hospital beds are often full. ERs in all of our hospitals are packed. And our clinical teams are exhausted. Early in the pandemic, our community stepped up in amazing ways to help us. We ask that you again join us in fighting this pandemic together.

How can you help?

  • Please get your COVID vaccines and booster shots. They are proven safe and effective in reducing COVID illness, keeping people out of the hospital, and preventing death.
  • If your situation is not an emergency, please use other care options, including:
  • If this is a medical emergency, call 9-1-1, or visit the ER.

Together, we can do this. Thank you for your support.

Ken Holmen, MD
President and CEO

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