Comprehensive lung function testing can:

  • Diagnose lung conditions e.g. asthma, COPD, pulmonary fibrosis
  • Measure the severity of disease
  • Evaluate how well your treatment is going
  • Assess your pre-operative risk
  • Assess health status prior to employment.

The following respiratory function tests are performed at NT Medical Specialist

  • Spirometry
  • Diffusing capacity
  • Lung volumes
  • Mannitol challenge tests

What you need to know prior to testing


Part of the testing measures the effect of bronchodilator medication, so it is important that you obtain your doctor’s permission to withhold the following medication prior to testing.

4 hours prior- No Airomir, Asmol, Atrovent, Bricanyl, Ventolin
12 hours prior- No Alvesco, Anoro, Breo, Bretaris, Brimica, Flixotide, Flutiform, Incruse, Onbrez, Oxis, Seebri, Seretide, Serevent, Spiolto, Spiriva, Symbicort, Ultibro

Referral Sheet

Referral for an appointment with an NTMS Specialist.


Have a Question?

For your convenience, we have provided an FAQ Centre to help you get a better understanding of our practices at NT Medical Specialist. If we haven’t answered your question, feel free to contact us or submit an enquiry through our website.



NT Medical Specialist are linked with the Royal Darwin Hospital, Darwin Private Hospital and the Darwin Day Surgery to ensure we are able to provide the highest levels of patient care.

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