2403 Castillo Street, Suite 206 
Santa Barbara, CA 93105 

To Schedule An Appointment

Call 805.898.8840​

PATIENT INSTRUCTIONS

 

 

PULMONARY FUNCTION TEST: DURATION, 45 MINUTES

4 HOURS PRIOR TO YOUR APPOINTMENT, PLEASE AVOID

  • SMOKING

  • CAFFEINE (COFFEE, TEA, SODAS)

  • RESCUE INHALERS (ALBUTEROL, XOPENEX, PROVENTIL)

12 HOURS PRIOR TO YOUR APPOINTMENT, PLEASE AVOID:

  • DAILY/ROUTINE LONG-ACTING INHALERS, SUCH AS SYMBICORT, ADVAIR, DULERA, SPIRIVA, BREO, etc.

 

CARDIOPULMONARY EXERCISE TEST: DURATION, 45 MINUTES​​

4 HOURS PRIOR TO YOUR APPOINTMENT, PLEASE AVOID

■ SMOKING
■ VIGOROUS EXERCISE

● PLEASE WEAR COMFORTABLE SHOES AND CLOTHING, AS YOU WILL BE ON A STATIONARY BICYCLE FOR THIS TEST (NO DRESSES OR SKIRTS).

 

 

BCT (METHACHOLINE CHALLENGE TEST): DURATION, 1 HOUR
           24 HOURS PRIOR TO YOUR APPOINTMENT, PLEASE AVOID

  • ANTI-HISTAMINES OR DECONGESTANTS (CLARITIN, BENADRYL, etc.)

  • VIGOROUS EXERCISE

  • ALL INHALERS

  • SINGULAIR

ALSO, ON THE DAY OF YOUR APPOINTMENT PLEASE AVOID: ○ SMOKING ○ CAFFEINE ○ COFFEE

EIB TEST: SAME INSTRUCTIONS AS BCT TEST


❏ HAST (HIGH ALTITUDE TEST): NO RESTRICTIONS ❏ 6 MINUTE WALK TEST: NO RESTRICTIONS