Tests and Diagnosis

Your doctor can help you in finding out the cause of your breathing problem by asking you certain questions about your symptoms and will suggest you for a physical exam. Your doctor also may order some tests.

The physical examination will include a thorough check of your lungs, heart, and upper airway passages.

The following are the tests:

  • Blood oxygen saturation (pulse oximetry)
  • Blood tests (may include¬† arterial blood gases)
  • Chest x-ray
  • CT scan of the chest
  • ECG
  • Echocardiogram
  • Tests of pulmonary functioning