Spirometry is a standard pulmonary function test that measures how well a person moves air in and out of the lungs. Workers who inhale some types of dust, gases, or other air contaminants can, over time, experience lung damage. The spirometry test may detect breathing problems or significant changes in a worker’s lung function early.
1) The Patient
2) New patient testing: The occupational physician should use expert judgment to determine if there is a bona fide reason to conduct the testing at this time or if it may be delayed.