By Michael A. Grippi, MD - 28th Nov 2018 - Course previews

Measuring diffusing capacity

Measuring diffusing capacity is a great way to determine whether the lungs are transporting gas in and out of the blood effectively. By the end of this video, you'll understand how diffusing capacity is measured and used in assessing lung disease.

Take a deep dive into our Pulmonary Function Testing Essentials course today and learn how to analyze factors that determine the efficiency of transfer of gases, particularly oxygen, across the alveolar-capillary membrane, as well as the test methods used. You'll learn when to use spirometry in your daily clinical practice, what tests to order, and how to interpret results. Things like lung volumes, spirometry, diffusing capacity, bronchodilator responsiveness, and obstructive and restrictive patterns will become second nature once you’re done with this course.

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