Tenet Health Central Coast provides a full range of Respiratory Therapy services for both inpatients and outpatients, including a Pulmonary Function Lab at both Twin Cities Community Hospital and Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center. These labs have the
ability to perform adult and pediatric complete Pulmonary Function Tests (PFT’s) including:
Bronchodilator Evaluation Spirometry
Diffusion of Carbon Monoxide (DLCO)
Lung Volumes Measured by Plethysmography (Body Box)
Methacholine Challenge (Bronchial Challenge)
Functional Reserve Volume (FRC)by Plethysmography, or Nitrogen Wash-Out
Total Lung Capacity
Arterial Blood Gas Testing
Co-Oximetry for the measurement of actual Oxygen Saturation (O2Hb%), Carboxyhemoglobin (COHb%), and Methemoglobin (MetHb%)
All studies are performed by a California Licensed Respiratory Care Practitioner and read by pulmonologists. Physician orders should be sent to Outpatient Services for scheduling. Same week appointments are generally available. Emergent appointments can
be made on a case-by-case basis. Pediatric testing limited to patient’s ability.
Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center Mondays 11am-2pm Scheduling: (805) 546-7676 Fax: (805) 546-7752
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