What is spirometry and pre- and post-bronchodilator testing?

Also known as: spirometry and pre and post.

Spirometry is a common breathing test that measures the maximum force of a patient’s breath after inhalation and exhalation. Patients with asthma or other breathing problems may perform spirometry pre- and post-bronchodilator in order to examine the effectiveness of the medication on their breathing problems.


Reviewed by: Antonio Rodriguez, MD

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