Pre-Test Information

Things to bring on the day of your Doctors Appointment:

  • A valid signed referral form from your referring GP/Medical practitioner
  • Any relevant X-Rays, CT Scans, past lung function and or sleep study results
  • A list of any breathing medications that you are currently on

Things to bring on the day of your lung function tests:

  • Bring your signed valid lung function referral/request form
  • Bring a list of any breathing medications that you are currently on
  • Bring a bottle of water if having a bronchial provocation test

Patient Instructions for All Tests

Prior to all tests, if possible:

4 hours prior

No Relievers eg - Ventolin, Atrovent, Bricanyl, Asmol, Airomir, Intal or Tilade etc

12 hours prior

No Preventers eg - Serevent, Flixotide, Seretide, Symbicort, Oxis, Pulmicort, Spiriva, Combivent, Theophylline, Singulair, Qvar, Alvesco etc

6 hours prior

No Smoking

Patient Instructions for FeNO

As for all tests prior, plus

1 Hour Prior

No Food or Drinks

On the day

Avoid Eating foods high in nitrogen incl. ham, bacon, salami, strawberries, currants, raspberries, cherries, gooseberries, spinach, lettuce, beetroot, celery, chervil radish and turnip tops

Patient Instructions for Bronchial Provocation

As for all tests as above, plus

On the day

Avoid Eating foods like significant quantities of coffee, tea, cola drinks, chocolate or other food containing caffeine as they may affect test results.


On the day

Avoid Exercising vigorously prior to the test on the day of the test.

Patient Resources

Asthma Australia provides personal support and information for people with asthma and parents of children with asthma through the asthma australia information line by telephone on 1800 ASTHMA (1800 278 462)