Suspended lung function tests due to COVID-19

Our team at the George D. Behrakis Research Lab, closely monitors the Covid-19 situation updates and is daily informed on the guidelines issued by national and international medical societies and health authorities.

Currently the guidelines for lung function testing under the Covid-19 pandemic require that testing is only performed if the following apply:

 

  • preoperative evaluation
  • urgent need of lung function evaluation seeking treatment initiation/change, or indication for hospital admission
  • patients are free of Covid-19 symptoms, clinical and radiological findings, and have tested negative for Covid-19 within the past 48 hours.

For more information on the guidelines and protective measures issued by the Hellenic Thoracic Society, the European Respiratory Society and the American Thoracic Society, please refer to the respective links.

 

As the mission of our LAB is primarily research oriented, it does not comply with the abovementioned testing indications. We will resume function when the highest safety and infection control standards are in place.