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Our Lady of Lourdes Children's Health Pulmonology

Infants, children and adolescents experiencing respiratory issues, like asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia or wheezing problems, can seek treatment at Our Lady of Lourdes Children's Health Pulmonology. Our expert pediatric pulmonologists utilize advanced tests and procedures to address lung and breathing disorders, including asthma. Our specialists meet with patients weekdays on the third floor of the Our Lady of Lourdes Children’s Health Children's Specialty Center on the campus of Our Lady of Lourdes Women’s & Children’s Hospital in Lafayette.

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Pediatric Pulmonary Function Testing Lab

Pulmonary function testing is an assessment of the integrated mechanical function of the lung, chest wall, and respiratory muscles by measuring volumes and capacities. They are helpful in diagnosing and assessing certain pulmonary conditions. Our Lady of Lourdes Pediatric Pulmonary Function Testing Lab has experienced and skillful personnel for performing and interpreting pediatric pulmonary function tests. Our lab can perform different types of pulmonary tests up to 21 years of age.

Services We Offer

  • Spirometry

    An office test used to assess lung function. Spirometry is the most common lung function test done. This test focuses on the exhaled breath to be able to diagnose and manage obstructive lung diseases and identify other ventilatory issues.


    • Diagnosis and severity assessment of asthma in patients older than 5 years
    • Follow-up of asthma control
    • Evaluation of chronic cough
    • Evaluation of shortness of breath and other chronic respiratory complaints
    • Determination of response to bronchodilators
    • Evaluation of baseline lung function in a patient with exercise-induced bronchoconstriction
  • Complete Pulmonary Function Testing

    Allows measurement of the different lung volumes. Some degree of coordination is required for which this test is better performed by older children and teenagers. The diffusion capacity of the lung can also be measured with this test.


    • Restrictive lung disease
    • Obstructive lung disease
    • Shortness of breath
    • Unexplained hypoxemia
    • Follow the course of disease and response to therapy
    • Monitor changes in lung function with certain therapies, such as chemotherapy or radiotherapy

For more information about our services or referrals, please contact our office at (337) 470-5920.

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4704 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy, 3rd Floor, Lafayette LA

Monday - Thursday:
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Every Friday:
8 a.m. - 12 p.m.