Pediatric Pulmonary Function Testing

Over 1800 pulmonary function tests are performed each year to evaluate and follow lung disease in children. A full spectrum of Pulmonary Function Tests, including diffusion analysis and challenge tests, exercise, are available. Working in a multi-disciplinary fashion this lab has participated in on-going studies on the long term sequelae of neonatal lung disease, the early diagnosis of and the impact of new therapies on lung function in Cystic Fibrosis and the pathophysiology of exercise induced broncho constriction. Future courses of investigation include monitoring and assessment of airway inflammation in patients with asthma and other pulmonary diseases.

Physicians may order Pulmonary Function Tests by calling the Pediatric Pulmonary Function Laboratory at (203) 688-4667. The Lab is located adjacent to the Pediatric Specialty Center in the Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital, West Pavillon, Room 260A, 20 York Street, New Haven, Connecticut. We also perform Pulmonary Function Tests at 1 Long Wharf and at Greenwich Hospital.

The Pediatric Pulmonary Function Lab is directed by Pnina G. Weiss, MD.