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Should I get a lung function test to screen for lung disease with my yearly physical if I am otherwise a healthy non smoker?
MedHead Confidence Score: 3
Amount Saved: $300 pulmonary function test
Just because you can do a test doesn’t mean you should do it. No, if your doctor doesn’t offer to do a pulmonary function test during your yearly physical he/she is not incompetent. They are trying to save you money and time from doing unnecessary tests. This is one of them. This would be different if you have a smoking history and/or breathing problems.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Screening Release date April 2016