Singing River Health System offers comprehensive pulmonary function testing at Singing River Hospital and Ocean Springs Hospital. Our team includes certified pulmonary function technologists and a registered pulmonary function technologist to help provide diagnostic tests for various lung diseases including asthma, bronchitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and emphysema.
Our pulmonary function testing Labs offer cardio-pulmonary exercise testing – a unique, comprehensive evaluation for the cardiac and respiratory physiology to help with the diagnosis of causes of dyspnea and for preoperative evaluation prior to cardiothoracic surgery. These tests are directly supervised by one of our pulmonologists to assure safety and quality.
Singing River Health System pulmonary function test labs are registered by the American Thoracic Society (ATS) – the largest pulmonary organization in North America. The ATS has a strong background in writing standards and establishing networks at the state and national levels. Our registration with the ATS registry allows us to maintain quality standards in each of our labs. We maintain our quality standards by training our core group of therapists who are highly qualified and who also demonstrate a high level of understanding of ATS guidelines.
We provide our care in a friendly environment, and we help patients to understand the basis of their disease process in collaboration with pulmonary physicians. We continue to strive for quality by reviewing all aspects of pulmonary function testing on an ongoing basis and providing continuing education to all therapists.