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Catskill Regional Medical Center Opens Pulmonary Function Testing Lab

Catskill Regional Medical Center announces the opening of its new Pulmonary Function Testing (PFT) Lab at its hospital in Harris. This lab enables Catskill Regional’s team of Respiratory Therapists and Pulmonologists/Intensivists to continue to carry out the most advanced testing available. These tests are non-invasive and show how well the lungs are working. Pulmonary function testing measures lung volume, capacity, rates of flow and gas exchange within the lungs. This information helps a healthcare provider assist in the diagnosis and treatment of certain lung disorders.

The PFT Lab at Catskill Regional is equipped to perform a complete array of pulmonary function tests, including pre- and post-bronchodilator spirometry, lung volumes and diffusion capacity. Additionally, arterial blood gas draws will be available at our facility.  A physician will need to provide a prescription or schedule pulmonary function testing directly for their patients.

All PFT interpretations will be completed by Catskill Regional’s Board-certified Pulmonologists.

Catskill Regional’s PFT Lab will offer appointment times every Thursday at 8:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 2:00 PM, and 4:00 PM. Physicians should contact Catskill Regional registration at (845)-794-3300 Ext. 2225 or 2226 to schedule PFT’s for their patients. A physician’s script is required for all PFT’s.

If you have any questions regarding Catskill Regional’s PFT Lab, please contact me at (845)-397-3549.

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