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Spirometry

Do I need a doctor's referral?

Yes.

Where can I go for the spirometry test?
How can I book an appointment for spirometry?
What must I prepare before a spirometry test?
24 hours before the test
  • Stop taking medications* as advised by your doctor or nurse
  • Have a good night's sleep
8 hours before the test
  • Do not drink alcohol
1 hour before the test
  • Do not smoke
  • Wear comfortable, loose clothes that do not restrict the movement of your chest
*Medications to avoid:

To get the most accurate results, do not take any of these inhaled or oral medications before your spirometry test.

What must I bring on that day?
  • Your identity card, work pass or passport
  • Your doctor's referral form that contains:
    • Your personal particulars
    • Name, MCR and signature of referring doctor
    • Clinic name, address, contact number and stamp
    • Test(s) to be performed
What is the procedure like?
  • Your height and weight will be measured.
  • Sit upright for the test.
  • Take a deep breath and exhale hard and fast into a mouthpiece until you can't exhale anymore.
  • Repeat the same test a few times to ensure consistent results, if needed.
  • A bronchodilator challenge test (Post Test) may be performed upon your doctor's request.
  • The whole procedure takes 20 to 45 minutes.
How do I make payment?

Credit cards (Masters/VISA) and NETS are preferred.

How do I collect my report?

You can collect your test result within 15 minutes.