Pulmonary Function Laboratory at Parnassus

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The Pulmonary Function Laboratory provides comprehensive physiologic testing for patients with known or suspected lung disease. In addition to standard tests of pulmonary function, the laboratory offers a number of more sophisticated, specialized tests.

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Some of the tests available include:

  • Altitude simulation testing
  • Arterial blood gas
  • Bronchoprovocation (methacholine challenge)
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Exercise-induced asthma protocol
  • Exercise study with arterial blood gases
  • Oxygen prescription test
  • Pulmonary function screen
  • Six-minute walk test
  • Spirometry
  • Home spirometry monitoring
  • Pre- and post-operative evaluation for lung transplant recipients
  • Pre-operative evaluation for lung volume reduction surgery
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You'll need a referral from your primary care provider or specialist to make an appointment. Once you have the referral, please call the number below.

Getting Here

Pulmonary Function Laboratory at Parnassus
505 Parnassus Ave., Suite M-1342
San Francisco, CA 94143-0130
Phone: (415) 476-2995
Fax: (415) 502-7990

Hours: Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Additional Locations
Pulmonary Function Laboratory at Mount Zion

What to Bring

  • Insurance card
  • Requisition from your referring doctor

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This clinic uses UCSF MyChart, an online patient service. Message your provider, request medication refills, view some test results and more.

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Parking at Parnassus

Public parking for an hourly fee at UCSF Medical Center is available in the seven-level Millberry Union Garage at 500 Parnassus Ave. There are two garage entrances — one on the north side of Parnassus Avenue and another on Irving Street, just east of Third Avenue.

Another garage with an hourly fee, at 350 Parnassus Ave., is open Monday to Friday from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Metered street parking is rarely available.

Patients being admitted to the hospital may be dropped off at the circular driveway leading to the main entrance at 505 Parnassus Ave. This area also may be used to pick up patients who are being discharged.

For more information about parking at Parnassus, call Campus Parking Services at 476-2566.

Valet Parking Service

Valet parking service is available at the Ambulatory Care Center (ACC) at 400 Parnassus Ave. from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The valet service is free but patients must pay regular parking fees. For more information about the valet service, call (415) 476-6200.

A UCSF "greeter" also is available at the ACC from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to assist patients find their way.

Public Transportation


UCSF Medical Center is accessible via Muni streetcar line N-Judah*, which stops at Second Avenue and Irving Street, and the following Muni bus lines, which stop in front of the hospital:

  • 43-Masonic*
  • 6-Parnassus

For more information about Muni visit, www.sfmuni.com.

* Wheelchair accessible bus routes

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