Lung Function Check for COPD

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) refers to a group of lung conditions that can narrow your airways making it difficult to breathe.  An estimated 1.2 million people in the UK are living with diagnosed COPD, and latest figures from the British Lung Foundation indicate a further 2 million are living with the condition undiagnosed.

Lung Function Check for COPD

Your simple COPD test involves blowing into a tube connected to a specialist device called a Vitalograph.

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Lung Function Check for COPD

You’ll receive readings for your FEV1 and FEV6 as well as the ratio between the two. These are the amount of air expelled from your lungs after 1 second and 6 seconds respectively. The ratio can help determine whether your lung function is within the normal range.  If you smoke, you will receive a ‘lung age’ calculation comparing your actual age with an estimated age based on the performance of your lungs.

Dr Cullimore says: “Many people mistakenly think that COPD only affects smokers. But in reality it can affect anybody.  And a lung function test like this one can help detect COPD before any symptoms become apparent.  When symptoms do present themselves, they often come in the form of breathlessness, wheezing, a persistent chesty cough or frequent chest infections. If COPD is detected, your risk of developing lung cancer is increased.  And although early detection of COPD cannot prevent the cancer, it can alert you (and your GP) to be more vigilant of any signs that could indicate lung cancer. If you’re interested in the health of your lungs, regardless of whether or not you are a smoker, this is a good baseline test.”

All our tests have been specially designed to be convenient and non-invasive. Once you’ve booked your appointment, full preparation instructions will be provided in your confirmation email or letter. You can continue to eat and drink normally before your appointment, and you’ll also remain fully clothed throughout.

Which readings are included?

FEV 1 Is the amount of air you force out of your lungs within 1 second
FEV 6 Is the amount of air you force out of your lungs after 6 seconds
FEV1/FEV6 is the ratio between the two readings which can be classified on the COPD chart.

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Core – £169

35 Blood Readings | 6 Clinician Checks | 24/7 GP Helpline

£330* £169

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Complete – £269

38 Blood Readings | 6 Clinician Checks | GP Consultation | 24/7 GP Helpline

£430* £269

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Male Cancer Risk (Over 40s) – £249

37 Blood Readings | 1 Clinician Check | 2 Sample tests | GP Consultation | 24/7 GP Helpline

£329* £249

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Female Cancer Risk (Over 40s) – £269

37 Blood Readings | 1 Clinician Check | 3 Sample tests | GP Consultation | 24/7 GP Helpline

£364* £269

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