PFT Core

Medical Director: Mark T. Dransfield, MD

Contact: deNay Kirkpatrick, MSN, CRNP (205-996-6132)

  • Spirometry, Lung Volumes and DLCO testing 
  • Methacholine challenge testing
  • 6 minute walk testing
  • Cardio Pulmonary Stress Testing
  • Capabilities for research bronchoscopy, collection and storage of exhaled breath condensate, nitric oxide measure, exhaled carbon monoxide,
  • Blood and saliva samples collection and storage (room temperature, refrigerated and frozen specimens)
  • O2 SAT monitoring
  • ECG machine
  • Phlebotomy lab with three centrifuges. 
  • Extensive staff with backgrounds in Respiratory Therapy, Nursing, Clinical Research Coordination and Public Health.

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