Inova Pulmonary Diagnostic tests and treatments can help assess an individual’s lung health, confirm a diagnosis, classify disease severity and progression, determine the best therapy, and evaluate a patient’s response to prescribed therapy.

Everyone can benefit from pulmonary diagnostic testing – from athletes and healthy individuals who want to know their lung function and exercise status to those preparing for thoracic (chest) surgery, and people living with allergies or a lung condition.


Pulmonary Diagnostics is offered at four hospital locations. Contact your preferred location for more information:

  • Inova Saville Screening and Prevention Center
    8081 Innovation Park Dr., Fairfax, VA 22031
  • Inova Fairfax Medical Campus Pulmonary Diagnostics
    3300 Gallows Rd., Falls Church, VA 22042
  • Inova Fair Oaks Medical Campus Pulmonary Diagnostics
    3600 Joseph Siewick Dr., Fairfax, VA 22033
  • Inova Loudon Hospital Pulmonary Diagnostics
    44045 Riverside Pkwy, Leesburg, VA 20176

Who Benefits from Testing?

  • Athletes
  • Individuals who are:
    • Healthy and want to know their lung function and exercise status
    • Suffering from allergies
    • Exposed to inhaled irritants, such as fire fighters
    • Preparing for lung, heart, abdominal or other surgeries (to assess lung status and identify underlying problems)
    • Living with lung conditions such as: asthma, cystic fibrosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), interstitial lung disease, pulmonary hypertension and other advanced lung diseases
    • Living with neuromuscular disorders (to assess lung involvement and monitor progression)
    • Affected by COVID-19

Tests and Treatments

Inova's Pulmonary Diagnostics Program offers the following tests and treatments:

Pulmonary Function Testing

  • Spirometry
  • Pre and Post Bronchodilator Spirometry
  • Spirometry Supine And Erect
  • Lung Volume Plethysmography
  • Lung Volume Nitrogen Wash Out
  • Diffusion Capacity (DLCO)
  • Maximal Voluntary Ventilation (MVV)
  • Maximal Inspiratory Pressure (MIP)
  • Maximal Expiratory Pressure (MEP)
  • High Altitude Simulation Test (HAST)

Exercise Testing

  • 6 Minute Walk Test (6MWT)
  • Bro Cardiopulmonary Exercise Stress Test (CPST)
  • Pediatric Exercise Induced Bronchospasm (EIB) Evaluation

Other Testing

  • Arterial Blood Gas
  • Bronchial Provocation Challenge
  • Sputum Induction


  • Pentamidine Aerosol Treatments