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Respiratory tests (lung testing)

Our respiratory service investigates diseases and other disorders of the lungs, including:

  • lung cancer
  • pulmonary nodules
  • pleural effusion
  • interstitial lung disease
  • pulmonary embolism
  • pulmonary hypertension
  • asthma
  • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • bronchiectasis
  • chronic cough
  • haemoptysis
  • occupational lung disorders
  • respiratory infection
  • pulmonary sarcoidosis
  • pulmonary TB and LTBI
  • home oxygen assessment
  • chronic respiratory failure
  • suspected sleep disordered breathing

Services

Rockhampton Hospital

  • Spirometry (pre and post bronchodilator)
  • Complex pulmonary and lung function testing
    • DLCO/lung volume
  • 6 minute walking test (6 MWT)
  • Overnight oximetry (blood oxygen level test)
  • Bronchoprovocation (testing to diagnose asthma)
  • Flexible bronchoscopy

Gladstone Hospital

  • Flexible bronchoscopy
  • Spirometry

See also: SACCR (Sub Acute Chronic Care Rehabilitation)

  • asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease education
  • pulmonary rehabilitation

How to access this service

To access this service, your GP or medical practitioner will need to send a referral letter to the hospital.

If there is a waiting list, you will receive a confirmation letter and be advised on what to do next. If there is no waiting list, you will receive an appointment booking letter or we will contact you to arrange a suitable time for your appointment.

If you are an inpatient in hospital you may be referred to this service by a hospital clinician.

Last updated: 23 June 2020

Contact

Rockhampton Hospital
Clinical Measurement Department
Monday - Friday: 8.30am - 5.00pm
Phone: (07) 4920 6326

Gladstone Hospital
Clinical Measurement Department
Phone: (07) 4976 3207