PULMONARY FUNCTION TESTING

Testing is conducted by only Pulmonary Function Technicians who have completed the NIOSH approved course in pulmonary function testing.

Equipment used is the Puritan-Bennett Renaissance Spirometry System., With this system, each applicant is provided a tube which is factory sealed and calibrated. This virtually eliminates any possibility of cross-contamination and provides for a more hygienic clinical test. The cleanliness of this procedure also results in higher employee acceptance.

Testing procedures meet or exceed the standards established by the American Thoracic Society (ATS), National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health as well as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

Medical evaluation and interpretation of test results are conducted by Gerald N. Plost, M.D., board certified physician in pulmonary medicine located at the St. John Physician's Building (Tulsa).

With four spirometry systems in service, we can test up to four employees every 10 minutes on-site. Clinical testing is also available at our offices in Tulsa, Muskogee or Pryor.

In addition to the clinical results, we provide documentation of technical credentials, a copy of daily verification of spirometer calibrations and a copy of the annual syringe factory calibrations report.