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Pulmonary Testing Specialist

Testing options like pulmonary function tests or home sleep studies give you all the information you need for an accurate diagnosis and personalized care. Board-certified pulmonary specialist and sleep medicine specialist Eli E. Hendel, MD, provides testing services from his well-equipped private practice in Glendale, California. To learn more about your testing options, call Eli E. Hendel, MD, or book a visit online today.

Testing Q&A

What type of testing do i need?

Testing services are available in Dr. Eli Hendel’s office for diagnostic and evaluation purposes. Beyond helping him make an accurate diagnosis, testing guides him toward the best available options for treatment according to your circumstances. 

As a board-certified pulmonologist and sleep medicine specialist, Dr. Eli Hendel provides Pulmonary Function Testing (PFT) for breathing problems and home sleep testing for sleep disorders. He uses these tests to evaluate the severity of your condition and track how well certain treatments are working for you.

Which types of pulmonary testing can I receive?

Dr. Eli Hendel offers comprehensive PFTs in his office. He compares your results to the standard results of individuals of similar size, sex, and age. Comprehensive PFTs involve a few different measurements, including: 

Forced Vital Capacity – Forced vital capacity measures the amount of air you exhale after taking a very deep breath. 

Forced Expiratory Volume (FEV1) – FEV1 refers to the measure of airflow exiting your lungs in one second. 

Lung Volumes & Capacities – Lung volumes and capacities include measurements such as your total lung capacity, which is your maximum inhaled volume; the tidal volume, which is the amount of air you breathe in at rest; and the residual volume, which is the amount of air remaining in your lungs after you exhale. 

Diffusion Capacity of Carbon Monoxide (DLCO) – DLCO measures the ability of gases like oxygen to move from the air sacs in your lungs, called alveoli, into your bloodstream. 

Maximal Voluntary Ventilation (MVV) – MVV measures the maximum air you can inhale in one minute, putting forth all your effort. 

Oxygen Saturation – Oxygen saturation measures the amount of oxygen currently in your bloodstream.

Which types of sleep testing can I receive?

In addition to PFT, Dr. Eli Hendel offers home sleep testing from his private practice. This test allows you to get all the measurements Dr. Eli Hendel needs while you sleep comfortably at home instead of in a certified office or lab setting. 

If you need a home sleep test, Dr. Eli Hendel lends you the equipment you need. During the test, you place a device on your forehead with two nasal prongs attached. For two consecutive nights, you activate it right before going to sleep and then return it to Dr. Eli Hendel’s office. He extracts the data from your device and analyzes it. 

A home sleep test is an excellent option that many patients find more comfortable than a sleep study in a lab. However, if you have unusual sleep symptoms, Dr. Eli Hendel might recommend a lab sleep test instead for closer observation.

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