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Ventilation profusion scanning

Procedure performed by inhaling radionuclide ( ventilation) and injecting a radionuclide (profusion) into an artery to show how well the inhaled air is distributed

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Acid fast bacilli smear

Test performed on the sputum to determine the presence of fast acid bacilli which can cause tuberculosis

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Sputum smear culture and sensitivity

Test performed on the sputum to determine the presence of pathogenic bacteria

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Arterial blood gasses

Tests performed on the arterial blood to determine levels of oxygen, Carbon dioxide and pH (acidity)

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Peak flow meter

Instrument used to measure how fast air can be pushed out of the lung, used to monitor asthma

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Pulmonary function tests

Performed to measure breathing capacity and used to determine external respiratory function

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Pulse oximetry

Measures oxygen in the blood

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Auscultation

Listening to sounds within the body with a stethoscope

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Percussion

Tapping the body surface with fingers to determine the density of the part beneath the sound obtained. A dull sound indicates the presence of fluid.

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Purified protein derivative

Test performed on individuals who have recently been exposed to tuberculosis

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Stethoscope

Instrument used to hear internal body sounds for auscultation and blood pressure measurement

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