We provide various tests for assessing the lungs whilst awake and during sleep.
If your hospital Doctor wants further information on how your lungs are working or if breathing is okay during sleep he or she may refer you to us where we will undertake the relevant test for you. We also provide a specific treatment to help breathing during sleep.
All tests are undertaken by trained staff and your test results will be returned to your referring Doctor who will either discuss the results with you in person or will write to you to let you know the outcome of your test(s).
With our sleep tests you will be asked to collect a simple piece of recording equipment one day, wear it at home overnight then return it to the department the following day. Sometimes the Doctor asks for a sleep study in the hospital, if this was the case you would attend hospital overnight.
What services are provided?
The following tests are undertaken by the service:
- Pulmonary Function
- Simple Exercise
- Airways Challenge
- Hypoxic Challenge
- Respiratory Muscle Function
- Overnight Pulse Oximetry
- Home Sleep Study
- Inpatient Sleep Study
- CPAP Therapy
How can I get a referral?
If your local GP feels it is important for you to undergo any of our tests they will refer you to the Respiratory Doctors here at the Trust so test can be arranged.
You may be referred to us by another hospital Doctor working in a different area of the James Paget University Hospital if he or she feels the test are important to your assessment or care.