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Lung diffusing capacity test

The diffusion of gas from alveolar air into pulmonary circulation is measured using different gases (such as helium, carbon monoxide).

Typically, lung diffusing capacity decreases with the reduction of diffusion area, for example, in the case of emphysema concomitant with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

The test is used for diagnosing diffuse processes or processes extensively damaging alveolar walls or alveolar circulation, for identifying interstitial lung diseases and alveolitis, etc.

Nurses

Natalja Ljahhovets
Natalja Ljahhovets
Nurse
Clinic of Internal Medicine, Centre of Internal Medicine
Olga Kaup
Nurse
Clinic of Internal Medicine, Centre of Internal Medicine
Natalja Martšenko
Natalja Martšenko
Nurse
Clinic of Internal Medicine, Centre of Internal Medicine
Kristi Käst
Nurse
Clinic of Internal Medicine, Centre of Internal Medicine
Ljudmila Jung
Ljudmila Jung
Nurse
Clinic of Internal Medicine, Centre of Internal Medicine