Standardisation of lung function testing: helpful guidance from the ATS/ERS Task Force

Laszlo, G.
September 2006
Thorax;Sep2006, Vol. 61 Issue 9, p744
Academic Journal
The author reflects on the revised guidelines that have been jointly formulated by the American Thoracic Society and the European Respiratory Society. The guidelines focus on spirometry, lung volumes, and carbon monoxide transfer factor. The author noted that blood gases, sleep, exercise, and challenge testing were not addressed and taken into consideration when these things, in fact, affects the value on the three laboratory measure previously mentioned.


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