No patient preparation is required for this test.
Valued at $200
The Lung Basic screening is offered Monday through Friday by appointment at Baptist Medical Center. Call 601-948-6262 to schedule an appointment.
This screening is provided on the third floor of Baptist Medical Center in the Respiratory Therapy department.
During the screening, you will blow into a handheld device that measures how long and how hard you can blow air through your mouth. A respiratory therapist will monitor you and record your measurements. When you are finished, the respiratory therapist will compare your results to measurements expected for normal lung function.
The respiratory therapist will provide your results to you at the end of the screening, and discuss with you what your results mean. If you have any questions about your results, the respiratory therapist can answer your questions and help you decide your next steps.
If your results indicate a need for immediate follow up, the respiratory therapist will encourage you to follow up with your primary care physician. If you do not have a physician, the Baptist Health Line staff can help you with referral information. Contact the Baptist Health Line at 601-948-6262 to ask for this free service.
Respiratory therapists are clinicians with specialized training in the treatment of people with a variety of lung conditions. They:*
*Source: American Association for Respiratory Care: http://www.aarc.org/career/be_an_rt/what_rts_do.cfmaccessed 2/26/2014
1. Specific health criteria apply for all screenings. Participants will be asked qualifying information during registration.
2. Screening packages are available by appointment and are evaluated by Baptist nurses and physicians.
3. Reports may be sent to you and the physician of your choice.
4. Insurance is not filed for these screening packages. Payment is through cash or check at Baptist Medical Center. Payment at Baptist Medical Clinic locations includes cash, check or debit / credit cards.
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