Tests (Diagnosis)

Our clinic is fully equipped to conduct following test as an in-house facility:

Allergy test

As per the medical research and general studies a large number of Indian population is prone to some kind of allergy which results in illness that is why allergy testing is gaining importance day by day. Generally it is done to understand the cause of illness due to any type of allergy. At Kacker’s Chest & Sleep Clinic following kind of test facilities are available: Blood TestSkin Prick TestPatch TestOther Tests

Spirometry

Spirometry is a test done to check the functionality of lungs, to look how well your lungs work. It helps to diagnose various lung conditions; most commonly chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Spirometry shows how well you breathe in and breathe out. Spirometry is also used to monitor the severity of some other lung conditions, and their response to treatment.

6 Minute Walk Test (6MWT) with Oxymetry with Ventilatory Study

The original purpose of the six minute walk is to test exercise tolerance in chronic respiratory disease and heart failure. The test has since been used as a performance based measure of functional exercise capacity in patient. The six minute walk test measures the distance an individual is able to walk over a total of six minutes on a hard, flat surface. The goal is for the individual to walk as far as possible in six minutes. The individual is allowed to self-pace and rest as needed as they traverse back and forth along a marked walkway.

FENO

An exhaled nitric oxide test can help with the diagnosis and treatment of asthma. It measures the level of nitric oxide gas in an exhaled sample of your breath. This sample is collected by having you breathe into the mouthpiece of a machine that performs the measurement. The diagnosis of asthma is usually made using your medical history, a physical exam, and certain tests to see how well your lungs are working. Nitric oxide is produced throughout the body, including in the lungs, to fight inflammation and relax constricted muscles. High levels of exhaled nitric oxide in your breath can indicate that your airways are inflamed, then it is a sign of asthma. Dr. Kacker’s Chest & Sleep Clinic is very well equipped for performing these highly technical tests.

Video Bronchoscopy

Bronchoscopy is a procedure used to look inside the lungs’ airways, called the bronchi and bronchioles. The airways carry air from the trachea or windpipe, to the lungs. During the procedure doctor passes a thin, flexible tube called a bronchoscope through your nose (or sometimes through your mouth), down your throat, and into your airways. If you have a breathing tube, the bronchoscope can be passed through the tube to your airways. The bronchoscope has a light and small camera that allow your doctor to see your windpipe and airways and take pictures. You’ll be given medicine to make you relaxed and sleepy during the procedure. If there’s a lot of bleeding in your lungs or a large object stuck in your throat, the doctor may use a bronchoscope with a rigid tube. The rigid tube, which is passed through the mouth, is wider. This allows your doctor to see inside it more easily, treat bleeding, and remove stuck objects. Bronchoscopy is usually done to find the cause of a lung problem. In certain cases doctor may take samples of mucus or tissue from your lungs during the procedure to test in a lab. Our clinic is well equipped with all high-end video bronchoscopes for different kind of procedures.

Poly Somnography

Polysomnography also called a sleep study, is a test used to diagnose sleep disorders. Polysomnography records your brain waves, the oxygen level in your blood, heart rate and breathing, as well as eye and leg movements during the study. Polysomnography is usually done at a sleep disorders unit within a hospital or at a sleep center. Our clinic is first clinic of its kind in whole of North India to do the sleep study with highly sophisticated, imported machines and supporting paraphernalia. Polysomnography monitors your sleep stages and cycles to identify if or when your sleep patterns are disrupted and why.