Spirometry (Asthma)

2) What happens before your test

Female patient having height taken by a female nurse

Before your spirometry test.

  • You may be asked not to take your medication, as this may be assessed during test.
  • No vigorous exercise prior to testing.
  • If you smoke, stop smoking for a short time before your test.
  • Don’t eat a heavy meal before your test.
  • Avoid alcohol before your test.
  • Your height and weight will be measured. This can help to calculate or predict what would be considered to be normal results for someone of your height and weight.
  • Take your medication with you. Medication and your general health will be checked before proceeding with test.