Shop ATS / ERS Routine Lung Function Tests

Routine Lung Function Tests

American Thoracic SocietyEuropean Respiratory Society
Published: December 2021
Print Copy Information:
  • 18 pages
  • Spiral Bound
  • 80# Aqueous Coating
  • 4.25" x 7.25"
  • Ships in 5 – 10 business days
What's Inside
Bulk and Institutional Ordering
About the Authors
Additional Information
  • Key Points 
  • Interpretation 
    • Determination of a Bronchodilator Response
    • Calculation of a Conditional Change Score in Children
    • Calculation of FEV1Q in adults 
  • Figures
    • Normal Distribution With Z-scores and Percentiles Displayed
    • FEV1/FVC Predicted and Limits of Normal Compared With the Fixed Cut-off of 0.7
    • Comparison of the ATS/ERS 2005 Recommendations to ATS/ERS 2022 Recommendations
    • Examples of Typical Flow-Volume Loop Configurations
  • Algorithms 
    • Approach to Interpretation of Spirometry
    • Approach to Interpretation of DLCO
    • Approach to Interpretation of Lung Volumes 
  • Tables 
    • Functional Classification of Common Impairments Assessed by Conventional PFTs and Their Pathophysiological Determinants
    • Summary of Types of Spirometrically Defined and Lung Volume Defined Ventilatory Impairments
    • Lung Function Indices Capable of Differentiating Extrathoracic from Intrathoracic Obstruction in Adults
  • For purchases under 100 in quantity, we suggest placing the order directly through the website.
  • We offer group/institutional licenses for multi-user accounts (discount amount varies depending on the number of users).
  • We are proud to offer special discounts to medical schools, training programs, students and more.
  • We offer bulk purchase discounts based on number of copies and number of titles.

Contact Us for more details

The roots of the American Thoracic Society reach back to 1905, when a small group of physicians decided that the best way to improve care for tuberculosis patients was to share their experiences and discoveries. Today, the ATS has grown into an international society with more than 15,000 members. In this introductory section, you will find information about the people and programs that make the ATS the world's leading medical association dedicated to advancing our clinical and scientific understanding of pulmonary diseases, critical illnesses and sleep-related breathing disorders.

The European Respiratory Society, or ERS, is a non-profit organization with offices in Lausanne, Brussels and Sheffield.


This resource is for informational purposes only, intended as a quick-reference tool based on the cited source guideline(s), and should not be used as a substitute for the independent professional judgment of healthcare providers. Practice guidelines are unable to account for every individual variation among patients or take the place of clinician judgment, and the ultimate decision concerning the propriety of any course of conduct must be made by healthcare providers after consideration of each individual patient situation. Guideline Central does not endorse any specific guideline(s) or guideline recommendations and has not independently verified the accuracy hereof. Any use of this resource or any other Guideline Central resources is strictly voluntary.

You can also find this product included in this bundle!

Need help?