Your appointment will last approximately one hour.  It is important that you let us know, as soon as possible, if you wish to change or cancel your appointment so that the appointment can be offered to another patient on our waiting list.

Please read the following points carefully:

  • If you have a blue inhaler, please do not use this for 4 hours before your appointment, unless you have breathlessness
  • Avoid using a long acting anticholinergic bronchodilator (eg. Spiriva, Braltus, Ipatropium) for 36 hours before your test
  • Avoid using a Salmeterol inhaler (eg. Serevent, Soltel) for up to 8 hours before your test
  • Please continue to use your steroid inhaler or oral steroids if you use them

(Please contact the Practice if you are unsure of your type of inhaler)

  • Please empty your bladder prior to your appointment and ensure you wear loose clothing for comfort during your test
  • Please refrain from smoking 4 hours prior to the appointment
  • Please refrain from consuming alcohol 2 hous prior to the appointment
  • If you have been on steroids or antibiotics within the last 6 weeks please let us know as it may be necessary to rearrange your appointment
  • Please avoid eating a large meal before your test
  • Please avoid vigorous exercise before your test  

Spirometry Leaflet

If you have any symptoms of COVID-19 (sore throat, cold symptoms, cough, etc), or have been confirmed positive for COVID-19 within 4 weeks of this appointment date, DO NOT ATTEND this appointment.  Please telephone the Practice to cancel and rearrange.