This examination will be carried out by the practice supporter or practice assistant, who are trained for this. A spirometry is a breath test in which the lung capacity is measured and the strength with which you can blow out the air. You have to blow heavily a couple of times whereby there will be examined if the lung capacity changes when you inhale certain medication through the spacer. By means of the result there will be examined if there are indications for asthma or pulmonary emphysema (COPD) for example. After consultation with your GP, the practice supporter will discuss the result with you.
And to everyone applies: on the day of the spirometry no use of ventolin or salbutamol.