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Pulmonary Laboratory

Pulmonary medicine is a subspecialty of internal medicine that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of diseases involving the respiratory tract. We use modern and updated equipment in the Pulmonology Laboratory to offer services that cover a wide range of respiratory disorders and diseases.

The diagnostic modalities offered by the Pulmonology Laboratory are:

  • Spirometry with pre and post-bronchodilator challenge
  • Arterial Blood Gas Analysis / ABG TEST
  • Peak expiratory flow rate determination
  • Wright's respirometer for maximum inspiratory force determination
  • Pulse oximeter for non-invasive blood oxygen saturation determination

The therapeutic modalities offered by the Pulmonology Laboratory are:

  • Nebulization treatment
  • Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure (BiPAP)
  • Adult and pediatric mechanical ventilation
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Intermittent Positive Pressure Breathing (IPPB)
  • Chest Physical Therapy (CPT)
  • Set up for weaning from mechanical ventilation
  • Incentive Spirometry

The procedures performed by our Pulmonologists for further evaluation and/or management are:

  • Diagnostic and therapeutic thoracentesis
  • Chemical Pleurodesis
  • Mechanical ventilation management
  • Weaning from mechanical ventilation


Patients experiencing the following symptoms should consult with a Pulmonologist for diagnosis and management:

  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Prolonged cough, wheezing
  • Clubbing of fingers
  • Abnormalities of the Chest X-ray, CT Scan, and other medical imaging studies:
    • Abnormal respiratory rate
    • Abnormal chest x-ray findings
    • Abnormal arterial blood gas
    • Abnormal pulmonary function test
    • Pre-operative pulmonary clearance
      • Subject to a comprehensive consultation with a WCMC Pulmonologist

To schedule your consultation, you may contact us at (02) 89138380 local 219/217/201/202 or connect with us on Messenger World CitiMedical Center.

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