At the Dr. Avi Ishaaya Centers in Los Angeles, Dr. Abraham Avi Ishaaya, a board certified pulmonologist, offer several tests to evaluate the function and performance of your lungs. Based on your exam and symptoms, Dr. Ishaaya may suggest number of tests to help with your diagnosis. These tests can be done on the same day as your appointment. Additionally, if necessary, you can undergo allergy testing at the Center.
Pulmonary function tests (PFT’s)
PFTs are non-invasive breathing tests done to measure how well the lungs perform. More specifically, these tests are used to:
These non-invasive breathing tests are done during one appointment, and most often can be done on the same day as your medical consultation. You will be asked to breath into a tube that is connected to a machine. Our PFT technician will give you specific instructions on how to do these tests. It may take an effort to do these tests, and you may become tired or light-headed. To get the most accurate results from your breathing tests:
Some medications should not be taken before the test. Please check with us prior to your appointment.
Oxygen 6 minute walk study
This study is used to assess several cardiopulmonary conditions such as pulmonary hypertension and COPD. The test measures how far you can walk on a flat surface for six minutes. It is a simple test that only requires you to walk with one of our team member.
Nitric Oxide Testing to assess airway inflammation
Methacholine Challenge to confirm diagnosis of asthma