Pulmonary Physiology Laboratory

The pulmonary physiology laboratory at Lurie Children’s offers comprehensive, state-of-the-art testing designed to assist in managing the most challenging diagnostic cases. Our laboratory is kid-friendly and offers all standard pulmonary lung function testing, including:

  • Spirometry
  • Pre/post bronchodilator challenges
  • Lung volumes
  • Lung diffusion studies
  • Respiratory muscle strengths
  • Methacholine provocation studies
  • Pulse oximetry

Our wide range of services provides testing for all age groups, beginning with infant pulmonary function testing. We also offer complete bronchoscopy service, as well as impulse oscillometry (for children unable to perform routine testing).

The pulmonary function lab staff can be reached at 312.227.4000. 

Exercise Laboratory

The exercise lab provides complete inpatient pulmonary rehabilitation and home exercise prescription for all referred patients. The lab is staffed by a clinical exercise physiologist with expertise in exercise prescription, testing, assessments and program design. We offer a variety of testing including:

  • Pulmonary exercise tolerance tests (such as bicycle ergometer and treadmill studies)
  • Exercise-induced asthma testing
  • Six-minute walk tests

All testing is performed under the medical supervision of our board-certified pulmonologists who provide interpretation of the pulmonary testing. Feel free to contact one of our dedicated pediatric respiratory diagnostic specialists or pediatric exercise physiologists to assist you in determining which of our services is best suited for your child’s needs.

The Exercise Physiology Lab staff can be reached at 312.227.4000.