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    • #30541
      Maureen
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      My respiralogist just ordered this test to diagnose IPF plus a CT scan. Just wondering if others had this procedure to diagnose.
      I’m from Canada – could this be a Canadian thing??

    • #30548
      Mark
      Participant

      I have not had this test, as part of my polumnary tests.

      i did do a similar test as an athlete and stress study while in high school and college.

      from what I researched and remember it is testing how oxygen is being used in the body.

      could be Canadian, or just your medical team.

      my medical team is with the VA here in the US.

    • #30552
      Brenda
      Participant

      I had the CT scan and the breathing test done before my diagnosis. I live in Florida and was diagnosed 2 yrs ago.

    • #30557
      Linda Maguire
      Participant

      In the U.S. it is typical to do a CT scan & a pulmonary function test (PFT), then sometimes a biopsy to diagnose IPF.  A CPET is not typical here, but could give lots of information about how your body is utilizing oxygen.

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