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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

Brenner Children’s pediatric emergency department has moved back to its original location. Learn more

In order to help protect patients, family members and health care workers from the spread of COVID-19, no visitors are allowed at any of Wake Forest Baptist Health’s outpatient or inpatient facilities, except in certain situations.
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Word! Lung Function Tests

Word! Lung Function Tests

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Lung Function Tests

(En español:Análisis de la función pulmonar)

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How well do your lungs function? In other words, how well are you breathing? There are several tests that can help your doctor answer that question. For one of them, called spirometry, you take a breath and then blow the air out as fast and long as you can. These tests can help a doctor find out if someone has asthma.