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What to bring to your appointment

  • Your GP or specialist referral
  • Any x-rays or scans that you have had previously
  • A current medication list and any allergies that you may have
  • Your Medicare Card
  • Your Health Care Card or Veterans Affairs Card if you have one

Lung function preparation instructions

All patients are asked to refrain from the following before their test:

  • Smoking (1 hour)
  • Performing vigorous exercise (1 hour)
  • Consuming alcohol or caffeinated drinks (4 hours)
Tests Time to withhold medication (before) Medication you need to withhold
Spirometry before and after bronchodilator 4 hours Asmol, Atrovent, Bricanyl, Ventolin
12 hours Foradile, Oxis, Seretide, Serevent, Symbicort
Bronchial Provocation Testing 8 hours Airomir, Atrovent, Asmol, Bricanyl, Ventolin
24 hours Atrovent, Foradile, Oxis, Seretide, Serevent, Symbicort
72 hours Claratyne, Telfast, Zyrtec

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