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Arterial blood gases

Laboratory test that measures the levels of oxygen and carbon dioxide in arterial blood.

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Auscultation

Listening to internal sounds with a stethoscope.

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Bronchial alveolar lavage

Retrieval of fluid for examination through a bronchoscope.

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Bronchial brushing

Retrieval of material for biopsy by insertion of a brush through a bronchoscope.

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Bronchography

Radiological picture of the trachea and bronchi.

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Bronchoscope

Device used to examine airways.

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Endoscope

Tube used to view a body cavity.

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Laryngoscopy

Visual examination of the mouth and larynx using an endoscope.

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Mediastinoscopy

Visual examination of the mediastinum and all the organs within it using an endoscope.

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Nasopharyngoscopy

Examination of the nasal passages and the pharynx using an endoscope.

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Peak flow meter

Device for measuring breathing capacity.

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Percussion

Tapping on the surface of the body to see if lungs are clear.

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Pulmonary function tests

Tests that measure the mechanics of breathing.

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Spirometer

Testing machine that measures the lungs' volume and capacity.

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Sputum sample of culture

Culture of material that is expectorated (or brought back up as mucus).

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Sweat test

Test for cystic fibrosis that measures the amount of salt in sweat.

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Throat culture

Test for streptococcal or other infections in which a swab taken on the surface of the throat is placed in a culture to see if certain bacteria grow.