Respiratory physiologists are part of a large multidisciplinary team. Their role is to investigate respiratory and sleep disorders through various diagnostic tools and methodologies.
In a Respiratory Physiology Department, the Respiratory and Sleep Physiologist performs a full set of lung function tests includes the following:
- Lung volumes
- Gas transfer
- Bronchodilator response
A wide range of conditions fall under a number of categories of investigation.Diagnostic – investigation to ascertain cause of presenting symptom.