Pulmonary Function Laboratory at Parnassus
The UCSF Pulmonary Function Laboratory at Parnassus provides comprehensive testing for patients with known or suspected lung disease. In addition to standard lung function tests, we offer a number of more sophisticated, specialized tests.
Some of the tests available include:
- Altitude simulation testing
- Arterial blood gas
- Exercise-induced asthma protocol
- Exercise study with arterial blood gases
- Methacholine challenge
- Oxygen prescription test
- Pulmonary function screen
- Six-minute walk test
- Home spirometry monitoring
- Pre- and postoperative evaluation for lung transplant recipients
- Preoperative evaluation for lung volume reduction surgery
Doctor referral required
An Observational Study of Beta-Blocker Use in Patients With COPD and Acute MI
Results of this Aim will provide data about the prevalence of COPD in the hospitalized population with AMI in our network.
Awards & recognition
Best hospital in Northern California
Best in Northern California in pulmonology & lung surgery
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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Class
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Pulmonary Support Groups
The UCSF AWAKE ("Alert, Well And Keeping Energetic") Obstructive Sleep Apnea Support Group is for people with this sleep and breathing disorder.
Spiritual Care Services
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What to Bring
- Photo identification such as a driver's license
- Your insurance card and authorization, if required
- Referral from your referring doctor
If you live in another country and are coming to UCSF for medical
treatment, our patient liaisons can help coordinate all aspects of your visit.
UCSF offers language services at no charge for patients with limited
English, as well as for patients who are deaf or have trouble hearing.
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