Darwin Private Respiratory & Sleep Health conduct sleep studies and several respiratory tests as part of our comprehensive service offered to aid with the management of sleep and respiratory disorders.
We also work with and closely network with other health care providers which we will recommend and advocate for you to expedite your treatment process.
Sleep study rooms
Our sleep study rooms are created not only to offer a comfortable experience so that patients feel at home, but have been designed and equipped to conduct various types of simple and complex sleep studies.
Sleep study is a continuous recording of your sleep and breathing patterns overnight to diagnose sleep disorders. It involves placement of electrodes and sensors on your head and body. It is a non-invasive test and will not hurt.
Sleep study can be done at Darwin Private Hospital sleep laboratory as a monitored study. A trained Sleep technologist will be monitoring you overnight whilst you sleep. It can also be done as a home based study. A trained sleep technologist at our sleep lab will set you up with a sleep monitor to take home. The sleep monitor will record your sleep overnight whilst you sleep at your home.
Pulmonary Function Tests
Pulmonary function tests (PFT’s) are breathing tests to find out how well you move air in and out of your lungs, and how well oxygen enters your body (gas transfer/diffusion study). This aids in the diagnosis of several chronic lung conditions like asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and interstitial lung disease.
Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing
The Cardiopulmonary Exercise Test is a highly sensitive, non-invasive stress test. A CPET assesses how well the heart, lungs, and muscles are working individually, and how these systems are working interacting together. The full cardiopulmonary system is assessed during a CPET by measuring the amount of oxygen your body is using, the amount of carbon dioxide it is producing, your breathing pattern and heart with electrocardiogram (ECG) while you are riding a stationary bicycle. This aids in the diagnosis of lung and heart conditions.
This is a procedure in which a hollow, flexible tube called a bronchoscope is inserted into the airways through the nose or mouth to provide a view of the tracheobronchial tree (lung). It can also be used to collect bronchial and/or lung secretions and to perform lung biopsy.
It can be done as a day procedure at Darwin Private Hospital.