The Division of Pediatric Pulmonology, Allergy, and Immunology recently opened a Pediatric Pulmonary Function Testing Laboratory that offers the latest technologies and equipment to diagnosis and treat lung diseases and disorders in children from age three through adolescence. Staffed by pediatric pulmonologists, an exercise physiologist and technicians, the lab provides a full range of non-invasive testing and procedures to measure lung function.
A Pulmonary Function Test (PFT) is a breathing test designed to give a physician more information about the way lungs are working than can be obtained through listening with a stethoscope or talking to a patient. PFTs are a series of breathing maneuvers that measure the amount of air in the lungs, and how well the lungs function in moving air in and out. They are painless, non-invasive, and most children age 5 or older are able to perform these tests by following some simple directions.
Joshua Needleman, MD Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine, Asthma, Chronic Lung Diseases, Cystic Fibrosis, Exercise Physiology, Chronic Cough, Pulmonary Function Testing, Chronic Respiratory Insufficiency
Pediatric Pulmonary Function Testing Laboratory
Division of Pulmonology, Allergy and Immunology
505 East 70th Street
Helmsley Medical Tower, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10021
For Appointments and Information
Tel: (646) 962-3410
Fax: (646) 962-0246