Who can order pulmonary function tests?

Pulmonary function tests require a physician’s referral. Please contact your primary care physician for a referral before making an appointment for a test. Not all tests are available at all labs. Call first to determine if the test you need is available at the location of your choice.

Remember: If you have been diagnosed with a chronic pulmonary disease, you should have pulmonary function tests every year.

Last reviewed by a Cleveland Clinic medical professional on 09/27/2018.


Cleveland Clinic is a non-profit academic medical center. Advertising on our site helps support our mission. We do not endorse non-Cleveland Clinic products or services. Policy