MIPS and MEPS measure the strength of the muscles of breathing.
The maximal inspiratory pressure (MIP) measures the strength of the muscles used to breathe in.
The maximal expiratory pressures (MEP) measures the strength of the muscles used to breathe out.
This test can be used to look for muscle weakness.
This test attempts to simulate an asthma like response. Increasing doses of Aridol capsules (Mannitol a naturally occurring sugar alcohol) are inhaled, and followed by spirometry tests, to measure any change in flow rate. This test helps to diagnose asthma.
Measures the effects of moderate exercise (walking) on oxygen saturation levels and heart rate. After baseline measurements have been taken, patients walk for 6 minutes, at their own pace, during and after the test the measurements are retaken. This procedure may then be repeated with oxygen applied. This test may be used to assess the need for home oxygen.
The patient wears a wrist pulse oximeter (watch size) and the device records the patient's oxygen saturation level and pulse rate while they are asleep. This test may help to screen for sleep apnoea and may be used to assess the need for home oxygen.