Respiratory Therapy

Holy Spirit Health System offers state-of-the-art pulmonary function testing by licensed Respiratory Care Practitioners.

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Pulmonary Function Testing

Our specially trained respiratory therapists have advanced training in pulmonary function testing and use state-of-the-art equipment to evaluate a variety of breathing disorders, such as persistent cough, shortness of breath and wheezing.

Day and evening appointments are available on the ground floor of the Ortenzio Heart Center at Holy Spirit, as well as at the Holy Spirit Duncannon Center.

 

Pulmonary function tests we provide at both centers:

  • Flow Volume Loops (FVL)
  • Spirometry Pre- and Post-Bronchodilator
  • Lung Volumes via Plethysmography (TGV) or Nitrogen Washout (FRC N2)
  • Airway Resistance (Raw)
  • Diffusion Capacity (DLCO)
  • Maximal Inspiratory and Expiratory Pressures (MIP/MEP)
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Pulmonary function tests currently available only at the Ortenzio Heart Center:

  • Arterial Blood Gases (ABG)
  • Oxygen Desaturation Studies
  • Methacholine Challenge Testing

 

Pulmonary function tests can be ordered individually, in combination, or as either a simple or complete pulmonary function test (PFT). A simple PFT includes spirometry pre- and post-bronchodilator and a resting room air pulse oximetry check. A complete PFT includes spirometry pre- and post-bronchodilator, lung volumes, Raw, DLCO and a resting room air pulse oximetry check.

For more information, or to schedule an appointment with the Pulmonary Diagnostics Laboratory at the Ortenzio Heart Center at Holy Spirit in Camp Hill, please call 717-972-4545.

To access the Holy Spirit Pulmonary Diagnostics Lab in Camp Hill:
Enter hospital campus from 21st Street. Following the one way traffic flow, continue around the main hospital parking lot and go past the main hospital entrance to Lot G on the right side before the traffic light. Enter The Ortenzio Heart Center at Holy Spirit, Ground Floor entrance, and report to Patient Registration on your left.

For more information, or to schedule an appointment with the Pulmonary Diagnostics Laboratory at the Holy Spirit Duncannon Center, please call 717-834-3280.

To access the Holy Spirit Pulmonary Diagnostics Lab in Duncannon:
Enter on to Business Campus Way from 274. Go past Mutzabaugh's Market and Members 1st Federal Credit Union, and the Holy Spirit Duncannon Center will be on your right. Enter at the Outpatient Services entrance on the right side of the building and report to Patient Registration on your right.

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