We are proud to announce that Ultima Medical Services has been accredited by the BC College of Physicians & Surgeons Diagnostic Accreditation Program (DAP) to perform Pulmonary Function Spirometry Test in BC Canada.

The College now requires all medical practitioners who perform these tests to be accredited. The test is performed as a screening tool for employment purposes rather than for diagnostic purposes. For further information and pricing please call 604-270-1370 or email: ums@ultimamedical.com.

You can also directly contact us via our website.

A Pulmonary Function Spirometry Test is a common lung function test that measures how well your lungs work. It evaluates how much air you can inhale and exhale, as well as how quickly you can exhale. During the test, you’ll be asked to breathe into a device called a spirometer, which records the volume and rate of air that you breathe in and out. This information helps healthcare providers assess lung conditions such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and other respiratory disorders.

Pulmonary Function Spirometry Tests are typically performed by medical practitioners who have been accredited by relevant regulatory bodies, such as the BC College of Physicians & Surgeons Diagnostic Accreditation Program. These practitioners can include physicians, respiratory therapists, or specially trained healthcare professionals.

The entire test takes about 15 minutes, performed by an accredited Medical Office Assistant (MOA). The results are interpreted by accredited Occupational Health Physicians.

You can typically undergo a Pulmonary Function Spirometry Test at medical facilities or clinics that have the necessary equipment and accreditation to perform such tests. Ultima Medical Services, being accredited by the BC College of Physicians & Surgeons Diagnostic Accreditation Program for Spirometry/Pulmonary Function Tests, would be a suitable option for getting this test done if you require it for any occupational health assessment

During a spirometry test, you’ll sit comfortably and wear a nose clip. You’ll then take a deep breath and exhale forcefully into a spirometer, which measures your lung capacity and function. This includes vital capacity, forced vital capacity (FVC), and forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV1). The test may involve additional maneuvers and is repeated for accuracy. Results help assess lung health and guide treatment if needed.

To prepare for a spirometry test, inform us about respiratory medications, wear comfortable clothing, avoid heavy meals and caffeine, refrain from smoking for a few hours, get adequate rest, and follow instructions during the test for accurate results.