Pulmonary Function Test
Similar to spirometry in cooperative humans, the Buxco® pulmonary function testing system provides comprehensive PFT data for pre-clinical applications. For the functional residual capacity (FRC) test, subjects must be spontaneously-breathing. For other tests, subjects may be ventilated (ventilator included) or spontaneously-breathing. Subjects are anesthetized and the tests are automated.
• Most comprehensive assessment of the lung
• Complete a series of tests in just minutes
• View results immediately, use overlays to compare repeated tests
• Ideal for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) studies
• Determine FRC and other lung capacities
• Software reports forced expiratory volume (FEV), forced expiratory flow (FEF) and many other values
• Direct measurement of pulmonary mechanics—lung resistance and dynamic compliance
• Reports produce group average of P-V loops and F-V loops
Available for: Mice, Rats, Guinea Pigs, and NHP. Additional species or custom chambers may be available upon request.
- Boyle’s Law FRC
- Fast Flow Volume
- Quasistatic Pressure Volume
- Buxco Resistance and Compliance analysis is also available.
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