Spirometry Test Information and Form

If you have been advised by the surgery to do so, please submit this form.

Spirometry Test Disclaimer
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If you have booked a spirometry appointment, it is vital that you read and understand the following:

  • You must not attend the appointment if you have any symptoms of COVID-19 or have been in contact with anyone with symptoms of COVID-19 in the past 10 days.
  • You should not smoke for at least 2 hours before your test.
  • Please avoid vigorous exercise prior to the test, we would advise you to attend 5 minutes prior to your appointment to ensure you are rested.
  • Please avoid eating a large meal for 2 hours beforehand.
  • Please do not drink alcohol on the day of the test.
  • Wear loose clothing so that you will feel comfortable and not restricted.
  • Please ensure you have passed urine and have correctly fitted dentures if worn.
  • If you have been taking antibiotics for a recent chest infection, please wait for 6 weeks before your spirometry.
  • You should wait at least six weeks after eye surgery (cataracts etc) or any abdominal surgery before having this test.
  • If you are booked for reversibility testing you should not have received any oral steroids for 4 weeks prior to your appointment. Please let the surgery know so we can rearrange your appointment.
  • Please continue to take your medication as usual prior to your appointment except:
    • Do not take Salbutamol or Terbutaline for 4 hours before your test (6 hours for anticholinergics)
    • Do not take Salmeterol, Formoterol, withhold for 12 hours before your test
    • Sustained relief theophylline, withhold for 12 hours before your test