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Pulmonary Function Unit

About us

The Pulmonary Function Department is responsible for the testing the performance of the lungs .It compares the function of the lungs against what would be expected from the normal lungs of a person of a similar age, weight, sex and height. Pulmonary Function tests are essential in diagnosis, initiation and monitoring of drug therapy and in continuous clinical assessment.


  • Spirometry
  • Bronchodilator response tests
  • Flow Volume Loop
  • Gas transfer
  • Static Lung volumes
  • Respiratory Muscle testing M.I.P. M.E.P. and S.N.I.P.
  • Exhaled Nitric Oxide (FeNO)
  • Cardiopulmonary Exercise Test
  • Exercise Provocation Testing
  • Impulse Oscillometry
  • Metacholine Challenge Tests
  • Overnight Oximetry

Hours and Access to services

The department opens Monday - Friday 08.30 to 4.20 pm.

The service is accessed by:

  • Referral from a consultant/ team
  • Referrals from G.P. for spirometry and bronchodilator response testing

Outpatients are seen by appointment only


Administrative support: Tracey Grogan (09.30 – 1.30 pm only) (01) 809 3151

Respiratory Physiologist (01) 809 2766