What are contraindications to lung volume determination in pulmonary function testing?

Updated: May 14, 2020
  • Author: Kevin McCarthy, RPFT; Chief Editor: Nader Kamangar, MD, FACP, FCCP, FCCM  more...
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Inability to follow instructions is a contraindication. Patients with claustrophobia may not tolerate being closed into a confined space (body plethysmograph), but anxiety can often be overcome with good instruction and coaching.

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