Which organizations have issued acceptability and repeatability standards for diffusing capacity of lung for carbon monoxide (DLCO) testing?

Updated: May 14, 2020
  • Author: Kevin McCarthy, RPFT; Chief Editor: Nader Kamangar, MD, FACP, FCCP, FCCM  more...
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The 2017 ATS/ERS DLCO standards paper specified changes to the acceptability and repeatability standards used to determine technical acceptability. [7] It also proposed a quality control grading system that acknowledges that test results from efforts that fail to meet all of the acceptability criteria may still provide clinically useful data.


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